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In the shadow of darkness, a light has dawned.

Friday day | December 2

Isaiah 60:19-22 The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you by night; but the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. Your sun shall no more go down, nor your moon withdraw itself; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended. Your people shall all be righteous; they shall possess the land for ever, the shoot of my planting, the work of my hands, that I might be glorified. The least one shall become a clan, and the smallest one a mighty nation; I am the LORD; in its time I will hasten it.


It will not always be like it is now. This constant wrestling with yourself and the world, the ever-present tangle with darkness. There is a day coming where all that will be put to rest. You may have never named it, but this is the day you have spent your whole life longing for. Everyone has. This day of eternal morning, where the presence of God is with us and we are with each other, this is what the whole world longs for. This is the center of Advent - the hope of Jesus’ renewal. Advent reminds us that the world has a future. Because of Jesus, that day is actually coming. Pray that you would long for nothing short of that, because nothing short of that is worth your longing.

Morning Kneeling Prayer

Father, I pray that I would

enter this day as your Son

entered the world, full of love

and hope.


Midday Kneeling Prayer

Jesus, I pray that I would be present in my work as you were present in this world, full of humility and service.


Evening Kneeling Prayer

Holy Spirit, I pray that I would be at peace in my rest knowing that you came to bring peace to the world, and will one day bring rest to all things. Amen.

The Common Rule - Advent Edition! is a seasonal version of The Common Rule which provides a set of daily and seasonal practices for celebrating the King that has come and waiting for the King that will come again.
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