Advent :: Day 3

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Day 3 — Thursday, December 6

Scripture

Isaiah 61:1-3

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.

Meditation

O Lord, How Shall I Meet You, Paul Gerhardt, 1607-76
Stanzas 1 & 3

O Lord, how shall I meet You,
How welcome You aright?
Your people long to greet You,
My hope, my heart’s delight!
O kindle, Lord most holy,
Your lamp within my breast
to do in spirit lowly all that may please You best.

I lay in fetters, groaning;
You came to set me free.
I stood, my shame bemoaning;
You came to honor me.
A glorious crown You give me,
A treasure safe on high that will not fail or leave me
As earthly riches fly.

Prayer

Lord have mercy,
Christ have mercy,
O Lord hear my prayer.
And let my cry come to You.

Amen

Original from Passion City Church

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