O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel, 
Shall come to thee oh Israel.

O come our Dayspring from on high.
And cheer us by your drawing nigh.
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, 
and death's dark shadows put to flight.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel,
Shall come to thee oh Israel.

O come Desire of Nations bind.
In one the hearts of all mankind.
O bid our sad divisions cease.
And be yourself our King of Peace.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel,
Shall come to thee of Israel.

Has come to thee oh Israel. 

Original arrangement by Thomas Helmore
Translated by John Mason Neale
Arranged by Blake Flattley

CCLI Song# 7101507


Prayer for Peace

Heavenly Father, we come to You today with heavy hearts and weary souls, the weight of this world’s brokenness pushes down on us, heavier and heavier every day. How long Lord will we wait for Your return? How long must we endure the hurt of this life? We cry out to you, Lord, have mercy. 

Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Disaster and tragedy surround us. We pray for those wounded, physically and emotionally, may your peace provide them healing. We pray for those who mourn the loss of loved ones, may your comfort overwhelm them.

Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for those who find themselves confused and angered by the brokenness and devastation in our world. As they weep and wonder, may they find assurance and serenity in You.

Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord, take our hurt, our fear, and our pain, replace them with forgiveness, with trust, and with comfort. Move your church to bold acts of love, of compassion and generosity. This is our prayer. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

There Will Be Rest

There Will Be Rest

"There Will Be Rest" flowed out of experiences in New York City where everyone is seemingly running to try to keep their head above water. This song is meant to be both a song of lament and a song of assurance. As we cry out to God with the hurts of this world, we are reminded that God meets us in that hurt, that He is bringing healing, and in Jesus we have rest both now and not yet.