Today we pray: All-creating God, we thank you for the gift of traditions and festivities that help us remember the deeper meanings of the holy season of Advent. We pray that you replace our anxieties with the calm and the strength of your Holy Spirit. Fill us with energy, O Spirit, to do those things which you would have us do, and teach us to watch well, O God, for the One whose second come we await, Jesus Christ our Lord, in whose name we pray. Amen.
This is adapted from a free downloaded resource entitled, Advent: A Season for All Generations, available in both English and Spanish from Women of the ELCA.