A Prayer For Advent

“Father, thank You for meeting our greatest need in the person of Jesus who was born when the time had fully come; born of a virgin conceived by the Holy Spirit.  We are a redeemed people because You gave Your only begotten Son so that we would not perish but have eternal life.  Just as Simeon and Anna awaited the first coming of the Messiah, we await the second coming of Christ’s return when we will be caught up in the air and will forevermore reign in the eternal heavens.  Keep us watchful and faithful until that day of promise is fulfilled.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.”