O God who is Ancient of Days, we thank you that you have put us into a world where several generations can live together in community. We thank you for babies, in whom we can see our Lord Jesus. We thank you for young people, who have so many hopes and dreams. We Thank you for middle-aged people, who work so hard. We thank you for old people, who bless us with familiar stories and new insights. We thank you for angels, who still startle people with your messages to us today. May this Advent season be filled with hope and joy, peace and new energy for all of us. Help us to trust in your gracious will, to serve your kingdom here on earth, to depend on your ultimate power. Through our Lord Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
This is adapted from a free downloadable resource entitled, Advent: A Season for All Generations, available in both English and Spanish from Women of the ELCA.