God of our future, our present and our past,
Your son told us that he would come again and so we wait.
But God we are most impatient because we live in time of instant gratification.
We are like a child who wants what we want and we want it now.
And so God we have a hard time waiting for his promised return.
And yet we wait not knowing when, uncertain of the day and time.
Lord we live in perilous times when it would a good time for your son’s return.
We are waiting for the government to work together to fix things
before we fall off this fiscal cliff we as a nation are facing.
We are waiting for this recession to end so people will be working again; will once again be able to afford adequate housing, food to feed themselves and their children, and other necessities of life.
We keep waiting for this long war in Afghanistan to be over
because we have lost so many of our young people over there.
We wait for there to be a cure for cancer, aids, m.s.,
and all the other chronic and life threatening diseases.
Lord we celebrate your first coming into the world having hope that you will come again.
In the meantime Lord, we pray for one another and our needs.
We give thanks for one another and for the blessings you send our way.
We try to show the world your love through our service, our action and our words.
We care for one another and those who have no one to care for them.
Lord we await your return with anticipation, of your promise fulfilled.
And in the meantime we look for your presence in our lives every day;
As you keep showing us glimpses of your kingdom. Amen