The Season of Advent

prayer for our week

O God, we enter another week of labor and life during this season of Advent in the Christian tradition.

As Advent reminds us of better days that hope, love, joy and peace through God can provide, may we ponder a fresh view of life today.

Even in the cold, dark days of December, we can hope for sunlight and warmth again. Remind us today, O God, that despite the cold bitterness of difficulty some may feel, this too will pass, and life will bloom and flourish again.

Help someone today, O God, to simply hold on until the darkness of life passes. As we enter this week, remind us that we are not alone.

May we be grateful for the Divine love experienced through the hope, joy, love and sense of peace that flows from person to person within our VOA family.

May we not take for granted those we love and who, despite their imperfections, love us wholly.


Rev. Al Boyce

Chaplain, VOANNE