December 2, 2011

Advent Prayer – Awaiting the Christ Child ~ Esperando el Niño Jesús

Posted in Advent, Prayers in Spanish at 3:51 am by davebayne

Advent liturgy by Christine Sine (2008). Accompanying English meditation video can be found at Godspace blog: (http://godspace.wordpress.com/2008/11/06/a-new-advent-meditation/)

In this Advent season we await the coming of Christ
Child of promise come,
Revealer of God come,
Bringer of life come,
Come to the beaten and the battered,
Come to the despised and rejected
Come to all in whom the divine image is still distorted
We wait in joyful expectation.
Come not as an distant emperor but as a helpless babe
Come not as a prince in a gold palace, but as a displaced and frightened refugee
Come not as a man of power, but in love and compassion
Come to those outcast like shepherds in the field
Come to foreigners like Magi watching from afar
Come to rich and poor, young and old, male and female,
We wait in hopeful anticipation
Come to bless all creation with your love
Come to bring salvation on the earth
Come to rule with justice and in peace
Come Child of promise, open the windows of our hearts
Come Christ of compassion, open the doors of our homes
Come Prince of Peace, open the pathways to our lives
We wait with all the peoples of the earth
Child of hope we welcome your coming
Christ of life we welcome your coming
King of glory we welcome your coming

En este tiempo de advenimiento esperamos la venida de Cristo
Niño de la promesa, ven
Revelador de Dios, ven
Dador de vida, ven
Ven al abatido y desganado
Ven al desdeñado y rechazado
Ven a todos quiénes la imagen divina se encuentra aún distorcionada
Esperamos con alegre expectativa
Ven, no como un emperador distante sino como un bebé desamparado
Ven, no como un príncipe en un palacio de oro, sino como un desplazado y temeroso refugiado
Ven, no como un hombre de poder, sino en amor y compasión
Ven a esos desclasados como pastores en el campo
Ven a los extranjeros como aquellos reyes que miraban desde lejos
Ven al rico y al pobre, al joven y al anciano, al varón y a la mujer
Esperamos con anticipada esperanzada
Ven a bendecir toda la creación con tu amor
Ven a traer salvación en la tierra
Ven a gobernar con justicia y en paz
Ven, Niño de la promesa, abre las ventanas de nuestros corazones
Ven, Cristo de la compasión, abre las puertas de nuestros hogares
Ven, Príncipe de Paz, abre los caminos en nuestras vidas
Esperamos con toda la gente de la tierra
Niño de esperanza, damos la bienvenida a tu venida
Cristo de la vida, damos la bienvenida a tu venida
Rey de la Gloria, damos la bienvenida a tu venida

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