Advent calendar prayer and reflection for 3 December
“They will hammer their swords into ploughshares, their spears into sickles. Nation will not lift sword against nation, there will be no more training for war.”
Isaiah’s vision is of a world without war. A world full of peace. A world that is still longed for today.
Hasan and his wife Maymouna fled Syria for Jordan in 2013. Their two-year-old son was born in Jordan and they are expecting another.
Hasan says: “I came here because of the war. We were seeking safety. It was a bloody war for nothing, and we don’t want our children hurt. We didn’t feel safe in Syria. We were subject to dangers and death all the time.”
Today we pray that Isaiah’s vision may become a reality, so that all people may feel safe and live in peace with one another.
Living God, pour out your peace and mercy upon us, so that all your people may live free from conflict, violence and fear. Amen.