An Advent Prayer
With laughing hearts and joyous hope,
we come to you, O God
With tired souls and withered dreams,
we come to you, O God.
In our joy and in our sorrow,
we turn to you, O God.
Renew us with your love.
Gather us in your strong embrace,
that we may know your presence
and rejoice in your promised coming.
With hopeful expectation, we pray.