Advent in Song

Night_Sky_Stars_Trees_02You may be reading this early in the morning. If so, you might be able to go outside and gaze up at the sky.

Is there anything more prayerful than the night sky? Inky blue or almost black, clusters of stars, bursts of light, the faint glow of distant nebulas, the steady glow of what must be a planet, versus the twinkle of the stars. I don’t know about you, but this makes me want to fall to my knees in prayer. It is so peaceful.

Even if you read this in the full light of day, you know those stars are out there; you just can’t see them. (Just like you cannot see the sun when the stars are out!)

This hymn is a powerful invitation to Advent prayer for me. Creator of the Stars of Night, also known as Conditor Alme Siderum. I hope that you can stop for just a few moments to listen – and to pray. This is the simple waiting and the simple hope of Advent. May this peace find you today.