Rose Madrid-Swetman

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December 6, 2008

Advent Week 2 – Peace

Category: Advent,Prayers,Stories of Life – Rose – 2:21 pm

Tomorrow is the second Sunday of Advent, we light the candle of Peace. Prayers are for peace in our very unsettling world globally, locally and personally. We pray for the Prince of Peace to bring peace on earth and goodwill to all people. In my personal life having heard the news my dad’s death I have been wrestling with processing the death of a parent I was estranged from most of my life. I find peace in a beautiful song by Kevin Prosch:
Kiss the Son

When you’ve been broken, broken to pieces.
And Your heart begins to faint
’cause you don’t understand.
And when there is nothing to rake from the ashes.
And you can’t even walk
onto the fields of praise.

But I bow down and kiss the Son.
Oh, and I bow down and kiss the Son.

Let the praise of the Lord be in my mouth.
Let the praise of the Lord be in my mouth.

Well, though You slay me, I will trust You, Lord.
Well, though You slay me, I will trust You, Lord.
Though You slay me, I will trust You, Lord.
Though You slay me, I will trust You, Lord.

When the rock falls, falls upon you.
And you get ground to dust
no music for your pain.
You open the windows, the windows of heaven.
And then You opened me
and You crushed me like a rose.

I pray for Immanuel to come into the darkness of my own heart and bring rays of healing light…

1 Comment »

  1. Dear Heavenly Father.

    I pray that you will shepherd this shepherd; that you will lead her by still water and restore her soul. In Jesus name. Amen!

    Comment by Jonas Borntreger — December 8, 2008 @ 12:49 pm

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