This week is filled with colorful adjectives: Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Somehow Sunday was skipped. Perhaps we could name it Stir-up Sunday (from Bishop Larry Wohlrabe). He is remembering the prayer for the first Sunday in Advent:
Stir up your power, O Lord, and come. Protect us by your strength and save us from the threatening danger of our sins, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. (Lutheran Book of Worship, p.13)
The prayer is based on Psalm 80:1 -2.
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! Stir up your might and come to save us.
I certainly could use some of that stir-up power.