An online resource from the PrayerBench.ca, adapted and used with permission
Take a moment to read this scripture from Proverbs 8:22, 23, 31
“Yahweh created me [Wisdom] when God's purpose first unfolded, before the oldest of God's work. From everlasting I was firmly set, from the beginning, before earth came into being ... I was by God's side, a master crafter, delighting God day by day, ever at play in God's presence, at play everywhere in the world."
The women in the Advent study group are thinking about memories of childhood games - games, activities etc.
Some of you have perhaps been baking this Advent - maybe you have memories of baking from a child.
I share with you this night prayer from the Gingerbread Person which gives a new twist to Joy.
O God of ginger and spice, Sweet is the joy in your call to play.
Let us remember the sounds, the tastes, the sights of Christmas past.
(Take a moment to recall. the memories, the tastes and the smells of Christmas past)
Where I need comfort this Advent, waft your grace around me like a sweet-smelling kitchen.
When I hear “Christmas is for children” help me remember you, ever at play
And let me reach deep for curiosity and delight.
And once more, just for old times’ sake,
Set me out as a love snack in the world
To bring delight to those in need of joy. Amen.
Each Wednesday we send out an inspirational message.