Taizé Prayer for December: Come Closer

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    As we gather for this December Taizé Prayer, the Season of Advent has begun.

    It is a time when we not only prepare for, but intensify, our longing for the Savior Jesus. Because of a new set of circumstances in our world this year, we acknowledge that we need a Savior, perhaps more than ever.

    We consciously await the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ, with joyful expectation. This kind of waiting is often difficult, as joy and expectation do not generally characterize our everyday experiences of waiting.

    Today’s prayer will help us make space in our hearts for that Savior.

    Loving God of power and might,
    you alone are the source of our peace.
    We wait in hope for the coming of your Kingdom.
    Keep us watchful and ready as we await
    the glorious coming of your Son,
    Jesus Christ, our Lord,
    who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, for ever and ever.

    Opening song through Onelicense: The Beautiful Mother by John Foley SJ ©1985.

    Join the Precious Blood Renewal Center team for a prayer service in the Taize style. This video any time on these three locations.

    Taizé Prayer is sung, ecumenical community prayer. It originated with a monastic community in France and has spread to numerous spots around the world. The prayer service uses chant melodies and simple accompaniment along with moments of silence in a meditative atmosphere, to allow the finger of God to touch one’s soul.

    Nothing is more conducive to communion with the living God than meditative common prayer. When the mystery of God becomes tangible through the simple beauty of symbols, when it is not smothered by too many words, then a common prayer awakens us to heaven’s joy on earth.

    Precious Blood Renewal Center welcomes everyone. It is a safe and sacred place for all people, offering healing and hope, renewal and reconciliation. The center is a ministry of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, a Roman Catholic religious congregation.

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