The First Sunday in Advent – November 29 – Hope: Matthew 12:18-21
“Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he will not snuff out, till he leads justice to victory. In his name the nations will put their hope.”
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for the promise of justice and hope. We pray for justice in our communities, nation and world, and we pledge, as your children, to join in efforts to promote justice wherever we are able. Amen.