Create-A-Day #232: ADVENTure Prayer Walk 2 — The Shepherds’ Peace


Advent BabyJesus strawADVENTure is a self-directed prayer walk pondering the true meaning of Christmas. You can read all about it here, as well as learn how you can do this as interactive prayer walk for your church or ministry.

This Sunday, December 6th is the second Sunday of Advent. As we consider the true meaning of CHRISTmas we light our second candle of the Advent Wreath; the Candle of PEACE, and we consider the shepherds who came and worshiped and wondered at Jesus’ birth.

Candle of Peace: The Shepherds

Read: Luke 2:8-20


The shepherds were a forgotten lot – vital to life in the Ancient Near East, but on the margins of society. They were poor, neglected, and unimportant in the eyes of man.

But God didn’t forget them – he sent them a heavenly chorus and a beautiful promise of PEACE.

Who is forgotten, poor, neglected, unimportant and on the margins of our world today?


Make a bookmark. Write that marginalized person/people group down on the bookmark. Place it in your Bible as a reminder.  When you see it, pray for these people.


Father God, we ask you to bring

  (your person/people group)  

a song,

a blessing,

a heavenly visitation

to usher PEACE into their lives.

We ask this now in Your Powerful Name, Amen.

For your use:

Here is a .pdf file of this meditation for your use: ADVENT 2 Candle of Peace. Please see the ADVENTure Prayer Walk post for further resources and instructions. Should you have any questions, please comment below.

Missed other ADVENTure Prayer Walk posts? See:

And may God bless you with PEACE, Jody


Create-A-DayWhat is Create-A-Day?  Just as One-A-Day® Vitamins help restore the nutrients we deplete in our bodies, so too do we need to refill, replenish and renew our creative souls. In 2015, watch for daily* posts to undergird your ministry; lead you to resources to nurture the creative spirit within; and draw you more deeply in worship of Jesus Christ. My goal is to provide you, the creative Christian, with over 250* resources to help you develop your ARTistry, CREATivity & capacity for BEaUty. Books, worship arts ministries, video series, websites, conferences—all geared towards artists, creatives, worshipers and people serving in worship and creative arts ministries.
God's Creative Gift by Jody ThomaeJody Thomae is the author of God’s Creative Gift—Unleashing the Artist in You and The Creator’s Healing Power–Restoring the Broken to Beautiful, both devotional books in the Bible Studies to Nurture the Creative Spirit Within series, designed to serve as resources for creative Christians, artists, musicians, worshippers and those that appreciate beauty. She has been involved in worship arts ministry since 1997, coordinating artistic involvement in church services and regional worship events through dance, drama, poetry and fine arts. She teaches and leads workshops in the area of creativity, spirituality and embodied prayer. JodyThomaeCDcoverart_FA_printShe has also released a devotional CD, Song of the Beloved. Her passion is for the revelation of God to be made more real through the prophetic use of the arts in church and formational ministry. It is her desire to portray the message of Christ’s desperate and unfailing love for His people to help sustain the hearts of the broken and weary. Life scriptures include Psalm 27; Isaiah 50:4-7; and Zephaniah 3:14-17.

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