A prayer for Advent
Lord, we pray for your Church, that through this Advent season we may await with joy the coming of your Son.
God of glory,
whose Son looked on the brokenness of this world in love,
and in his mercy came to bring us healing and peace,
grant us grace to long for his coming again,
that our hearts would be opened by his compassion,
and our world would be reconciled by his inspiration,
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
(Taken from The Canterbury Book of New Parish Prayers by M J Kramer)
With my love and prayers