Clear the way in us, your people
Clear the way. An Advent Litany.
God of surprises, you call us from the narrowness of our traditions to new ways of being church, from the captivities of our culture to creative witness for justice, from the smallness of our horizons to the bigness of your vision.
Clear the way in us, your people, that we might call others to freedom and renewed faith.
Jesus, wounded healer, you call us from preoccupation with our own histories and hurts to daily tasks of peacemaking, from privilege to pilgrimage, from insularity to inclusive community.
Clear the way in us, your people, that we might call others to wholeness and integrity.
Holy, transforming Spirit, you call us from fear to faithfulness, from clutter to clarity, from a desire to control to deeper trust, from the refusal to love to a readiness to risk.
Clear the way in us, your people, that we might all know the beauty and power and danger of the gospel. (Joan Puls, Gwen Cashmore/cw)
Welcome to the second week of Advent!