2020 Advent Meditations & Prayers
Dear friends of Seminary of the Southwest,
Welcome to the Seminary of the Southwest 2020 Advent Meditation and Prayers. Advent is always an opportunity for thoughtful consideration of the world in which we live, and in a year where our world has become much more complicated, this focused reflection is all the more relevant.
This year, we will be celebrating this season differently. We may be physically apart from the ones we love. We may not be gathering for meals, for carols, and for church. May these meditations be a companion as you move through each day of the season and a reminder that we are held close through the Holy Spirit. I pray that these meditations connect you, in mind and spirit, with your loved ones, with the teachings of Jesus, and with the community of learning and faith that is Seminary of the Southwest.
I give thanks for the dedicated alumni, students, faculty, staff, trustees, and friends of the seminary for sharing themselves with us in these meditations and prayers.
This Advent season, please pray for the world, care for one another, and pray that the Spirit might continue to sustain us at Seminary of the Southwest to fulfill our part in God’s healing mission.
We encourage you to listen to our meditations and prayers online and to share them with friends and family. There is no height, no depth, and no distance that will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Wishing you and yours a blessed Advent and a joyous Christmas.
The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge
Dean and President
The Advent Meditations and Prayers are a gift to our seminary community and made possible through gifts to our Annual Fund. Seminary of the Southwest appreciates the support of its friends, alumni and the communities around the world that its graduates serve for the glory of God. This support ensures that Southwest, as an institution made of individuals dedicated to service to God and their fellow members of the body of Christ, can continue doing its part to build the Body of Christ.