Prayer for November 28: Please pray with me. God patience, as we begin this new season of Advent, we pray that you would give us patience to endure all that is before us during the next month. We pray for students who are finishing up the semester with so many tests, papers, and projects. We pray for parents who are overwhelmed with work and gift buying and decorating. We pray for grandparents who wait patiently to see their families. We also pray for those who struggle for this season – who recall the loss of loved ones, who are affected by the limited light, who struggle with depression. This is a mixed time of the year Lord – yet we are all told to put on a happy face. Be with us as we wait patiently for the busyness to subside so that we can experience the real gift at the end of this season – your coming in the world and our lives. Amen.