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Advent Word for Day 17 – FREE

Blessed are you, Lord our God, ruler of the universe,

for you have kept us in life, sustained us,

and brought us to this holy season. Amen.



  Free at last!


Above the clamor of our violence

your Word of truth resounds,

O God of majesty and power.

Over nations enshrouded in despair

your justice dawns.

Grant your household

a discerning spirit and a watchful eye

to perceive the hour in which we live.

Hasten the advent of that day

when the weapons of war shall be banished,

our deeds of darkness cast off,

and all your scattered children gathered into one.

We ask this through him whose coming is certain,

whose day draws near:

your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever. Amen.