from whom possibilities spring unhindered:
You brought hope to our world
in the babe conceived in Mary’s womb.
As a parent waits with eager longing
for the birth of a child,
so teach us to wait in hope.
Tune our spirits and sharpen our minds
to see your hand at work
in desperate times and hopeless places.
Make us instruments of the possibilities you bring.
Thanks to Rev. Dr. Deborah Ann Taylor, Bethel Lutheran Church, Camrose, Alberta, for contributing our prayer for the second Sunday of Advent.