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Advent’s Prayer

Advent’s Prayer

Dear One, 

This season is waiting for you –

to welcome you in to the warmth

to settle your soul

to light a fire within you. 


You, too, are waiting –

for healing and wholeness

for compassion among neighbors

for understanding in differences.


Take your time this Advent to savor the sounds of the season – 

the crackle of a fire

dough being mixed and kneaded

well-worn pages of your bible turning. 


Take your time to see the gifts of the season – 

lights twinkling, rays of hope 

songs and stories shared over the computer

the words of the bible in the early morning. 


Take your time to touch this season –

the warmth of your children’s hands

fresh baked bread

candles being lifted into the night. 


Take your time to taste this season –

cookies and bread

hot cider and hot chocolate

a meal delivered by a friend. 


Take your time to feel this season – 

hope tinged with doubt

uncertainty laced with belief

joy intermingled with sadness. 


The season is waiting for you –

brimming with God’s goodness

for us

for the world

given in peace. 



Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is an ordained ELCA pastor, mother of two, and spouse of an ELCA pastor. She lives with her family in Cole Camp, MO. You can read more at her website, follow her work on Facebook, or sign up for her monthly newsletter


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Carolyn Grabowski

So gently, softy spoken… It touches the heart and soul.


Kimberly, I find your gentle, wise reflections so soothing to my soul and spirit. Thanks be yo God and to your for sharing your gifts. 😊

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