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Learn to wait ! Advent '13

 

 

LEARN TO WAIT!

 

 “God’s own breath gave life to our first ancestors, and God’s own breath fills us. We were loved into being, just as they were. We are called and chosen, just as they were. For thousands of years there has been a people who have been in covenant with God, and now we are those people. It is our covenant. We trust God to be with us always, and we promise God to be faithful. We wait, as our ancestors in faith waited, for the coming of the Lord. Together let us remember all of those people who went before us, witnessing to the one true God—a people who knew how to wait.”

Respond, “Come, Lord Jesus,” after each sentence.

“Adam and Eve waited outside the gates of Paradise, and we wait, too. Come, Lord Jesus.

“Noah waited and waited for the rains to stop, and we wait, too...

“Abraham and Sarah waited and waited for their promised baby, and we wait, too...


“Jacob waited seven long years for his promised bride, and we wait, too...

“Joseph waited and waited in a country far from home, and we wait, too...

“Moses waited for forty years in the desert, and we wait, too...

“Ruth waited faithfully at the side of her mother-in-law, and we wait, too...

“Jesse waited for one of his sons to be chosen, and we wait, too...

“David waited for just the right time to fling the stone, and we wait, too...

“Solomon waited and waited for the temple to be built, and we wait, too...

“Isaiah and Micah waited and waited for people to listen, and we wait, too.

“Jonah waited three days in the belly of a whale, and we wait, too...

“Joseph waited to find a comfortable place for Mary, and we wait, too...


“Mary waited nine long months for the birth of her baby, and we wait, too.”...

Add your persons or areas of  waiting...

Closing Prayer:  The Our Father.

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