Prayer for Advent
Jesus, we are waiting with joyful hearts
to remember and celebrate the wonder of your birth.
You came into the world as a helpless baby,
but already you were holding within your tiny, beating heart
a beautiful hope for mankind: a sacred dream
in which we live together in peace, love, and truth.
Throughout this time of waiting, may we do our very best
to turn your sacred dream for us into reality, so that at Christmas,
we can offer you a present for your birthday,
fashioned out of peace and perfect love.
Pupils from Saint Catherine's Primary School, Strabane, Co Tyrone.