Stir up your power, and come! The psalmist’s plea in Psalm 80:2 has become familiar to us in the Advent prayers. Isaiah wants God to rip the heavens open. Both cry out for an apparently distant, angry God to show up, to save, to restore. When we hear Jesus describing the coming of the Son of Man with stars falling from heaven, it can sound dire and horrible, not like anything we would ever hope for. But when we really look at the suffering of people God loves, we can share the hope that God would tear open the heavens and come.


Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection awaken us to the threatening dangers of our sins, and keep us blameless until the coming of your new day, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Isaiah 64:1-9
Psalm 8-:1- 7, 17-19
1 Corinthians 1:-9
Mark 13:24-37

This Weeks Readings

MondayMicah 4:1-5
Revelation 15:1-8
Psalm 79
TuesdayMicah 4:6-13
Revelation 18:1-10
Psalm 79
WednesdayMicah 5:1-5a
Luke 21:34-38
Psalm 79
ThursdayHosea 6:1-6
1 Thessalonians 1:2-10
Psalm 85:1-2,8-13
FridayJeremiah 1:4-10
Acts 11:19-26
Psalm 85:1-2,8-13
SaturdayEzekiel 36:24-28
Mark 11:27-33
Psalm 85:1-2,8-13
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