Advent 1 – practice being ready

For the prison this afternoon:

It doesn’t matter whether or not you can have faith;
whether or not you are cynical or despairing,
hope-filled or hope-less:
what matters to God is simply that you are here.

We are entering the time of Advent,
in preparation for Christmas.
Advent reminds us that if God is to be born again
in the most ordinary parts of our world and our lives
that we need prepare for it.

We need to make the space in our lives
where love might be born.

Welcome to this tiny corner of a harsh and dark world.
Together, let us practice being ready
in the faith that Christ will come.


  1. Lindsay

    These prayers of yours are absolutely beautiful. Words chosen so carefully, ideas so pregnant and special. Thank you for sharing them.nn1

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