Lovely to see so many of you at our Advent prayer meeting.
I particularly appreciated some of the responses to our ‘Advent Hope’ section, where we imagined we were writing a card telling the story of someone we had met, someone who was in need in one way or another and who needed to see the kingdom of God come in their life, even if they couldn’t articulate it. We used them as a basis for our prayers, but so many of them were so good that I want to put them up in Church. This was a good one.
“My hope this Christmas is that my children don’t end up like me. I pray that they will escape from the life that I live, that the lessons they learn at school will be their passport out of this. I pray that they will never have to experience the feeling of not being able to pay the rent or buy food for their famly. This is what I hope.”