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In the shadow of darkness, a light has dawned.

Tuesday | November 29

Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.


Light has the quality of attraction. Light a candle at your table or desk today, see if it does not make the space more welcoming. Fires and lights are places of warmth and conversation. They are the places where light happens. This is what the glory of God is: a light so warm and bright that we all want to come to it. This is the light we are waiting for. Pray this morning that you and your community would be like the light of Jesus, the kind of warm presence that draws the outsider in.

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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