Our Good and Gracious God,
In this season of waiting, I pray that you will wait with me…
I humbly pray that your holy, comforting presence keep watch with me
and my beloved who lays broken, waiting to be made whole.
Like Zechariah, may I embrace the silence of not knowing, with faith.
With Elizabeth, help me to have the courage to live through this season of waiting.
With Mary, lead me to a place in my heart that dares to sing with joy
in the midst of unanswered
In all these longings and pleas, may your Holy Spirit empower me and all I love
to be bold in claiming your gift of salvation, who came to us first as a tiny, fragile
baby, cradled in the hay of our humanity.
In the precious name of Yeshua. Emmanuel. Amen.