2019 Advent Meditations & Prayers
Dear friends of Seminary of the Southwest,
At Southwest, our core values are at the heart of all we do. Hospitality, conversation, mutuality, respect, rootedness and celebration are values that help guide us in our work and bring us a sense of community as we all move quickly in many different directions.
The Advent meditations and prayers project is a wonderful example of this practice. It is a gift to you (hospitality), intended to inspire reflection (conversation) and connect our worldwide community (mutuality). We collect submissions from those with varying perspectives (respect) and traditions (rootedness) as we await the feast of Christmas (celebration). My favorite component of this important project is that we get to share all of this with each other.
Advent is an invitation for thoughtful consideration of the world in which we live. May these meditations be a companion as you move through each day of the season. I pray they connect you, in mind and spirit, with the community of learning and faith that is Seminary of the Southwest.
I am grateful to 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, 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.
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.