Saturday, December 12 —by Sergio Centeno

Philippians 4:4-5 (New International Version): Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

Psalm 126:5 – May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy.

We are approaching the Third Sunday of Advent, and we want to invite you to join us tomorrow for online worship and celebrate with Joy in our hearts the active waiting for birth of baby Jesus. As we continue in active listening and expectation, we invite you to pray this prayer:

PRAYER: Let your spirit enter our holy anticipation and let us slow down the speed of our lives enough to listen carefully to what this time of discernment is telling us as a people and a church. And as we get ready to light the pink candle of Joy tomorrow, we are holding Joy in our hearts now. Even in the middle of the solitude, the diagnosis, the distance, the anxiety or desperation. It is a challenge. May the everlasting mist of the Peace of Christ fall upon us and lead us to feel your fresh breath giving us peace. Let us tune ourselves and center our hearts for carefully and joyfully listening what does the Spirit is saying to us. In the precious name of that Child for whom we are waiting. Amen.