What Can't Wait? Advent Poetry Prayers

What Can't Wait? Advent Poetry Prayers

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[This resource is one of many in our WHAT CAN’T WAIT? ADVENT BUNDLE]

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This collection of 5 poetic prayers explores the question, what can’t wait? Each poem reflects on how God can’t wait to create hope, peace, joy, and love. Honest and intimate, these poems offer Advent meditations that might become prayers of your own. We hope you might adapt them for worship liturgy, use them to open and close programming events, or print them as they are for members in your community to read and return to throughout the season of Advent.

Prayers written by Sarah Are.

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Download includes:

  • PDF print-ready file of the prayers (for you to print and distribute to members, or copy/paste for worship liturgy). PDF includes 6 poetic prayers inspired by the following themes:

    • God’s promised day can’t wait (Hope can’t wait)

    • Repentance can’t wait (Peace can’t wait)

    • Delight can’t wait (Joy can’t wait)

    • Courage can’t wait (Love can’t wait)

    • What can’t wait? (Christmas eve)

Uses:

  • Print the prayers and distribute them to members in your community

  • Adapt the prayers as your Call to Worship or opening prayer for worship

  • Use the prayers in a bible study group or Sunday school to deepen your reflection throughout Advent

  • Use the poetry as a meditation during the sermon

  • Use the poetry to inspire your own liturgy and sermon writing

  • Print the poetry in your bulletin (perhaps as the bulletin cover)

Excerpt:

Hope looks the 24-hour news cycle in the face,
Hope looks our broken relationships in the face,
Hope looks our low self-esteem in the face,
And declares at low tide that the water will return.
Hope is exhaling, trusting that your body will inhale again.
Hope is watching the sunset and setting an alarm.
Hope is planting seeds in the winter, assuming summer will come.
—Sarah Are, from “God’s Promised Day Can’t Wait (Hope Can’t Wait)”

Credit Info:

When printing and sharing online or in worship, please always include the following credits:
Prayers by Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org

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