Prayer for the Day

This is the prayer at the end of the first devotion in the book Celebrating Abundance: Devotions for Advent by Walter Brueggemann.

Outrageous God, outflank our weary Christmas with the Advent miracle of a power that lies beyond us. May we receive this power, this new vision, which would set us free to live boldly into your dream for the world. Amen. — Walter Brueggemann [1]

[1] Walter Brueggemann, Celebrating Abundance: Devotions for Advent, compiled by Richard A. Floyd (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2017), 7.