Saturday, December 19, 2015

12/19 Advent daybook, 21: the bread of tears

My Advent daybook for these 24 days of waiting. Join me, won't you? (see previous Advent daybook 2015 posts here)

A Dutch volunteer tries to comfort a migrant moments after arriving aboard a raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, on October 23, 2015

A Syrian boy cries as he searches for his mother while other newly-arrived Syrian refugees board a Jordanian military vehicle 

A relative of one of the Egyptian Coptic Christians killed by ISIS militants in Libya


Psalm 80:1-7: LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people's prayers? You have fed them with the bread of tears and given them tears to drink in full measure. You make us an object of contention for our neighbors, and our enemies laugh among themselves. 

all readings for the day:  Psalm 80:1-7; Isaiah 66:7-11; Luke 13:31-35

Heavenly Father, we bring before you today the people of Syria and Iraq, asking you to be their defender and help in their time of need. Walk with them in their suffering and loss, and give them strength to face the days ahead. We pray for release of the captives and freedom for those held hostage. We pray for your intervention against the violence and evil against your people. We pray for provision for the hungry, the homeless and the bereaved. We pray for you to help your people who are called by your name, Jesus' Name, and it is in His name we ask these things.  Amen. (source)



(Also, feel free to listen with me to my ever-evolving Advent playlist or a growing Advent Orchestral/Choral playlist on Spotify.)



Because we can't do nothing at Art of Simple

Check this link for a great resource of ways to pray and give to the refugee crisis. The t-shirts would make a wonderful Christmas or Epiphany gift! 


(see all Advent daybook posts from 2014 here)

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