At Compline we pray ‘that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.’ Advent encourages us to see life as a watch we keep with Jesus at our side, awake and alert and ready. Lord, help me learn to keep this watch patiently and faithfully with you. Keep me awake. Help me learn to scan the horizon with your loving gaze and your limitless trust that God is with us.
– Holly Votaw is Director of Communications for The Episcopal Church in South Carolina.
We're sharing a new word each day from December 2-25, 2018, with meditations and images from people around our diocese.