Advent Prayers

Prepared by the Reconcile Community

OPENING SENTENCES

Leader: O God, make speed to save us.

All: O Lord, make haste to help us.

Leader: Reveal among us the light of your presence

All: that we may behold your power and glory.

 

Leader: Blessed are you, Sovereign God, creator of light and darkness, to you be glory and praise for ever. As evening falls, you renew your promise to reveal among us the light of your presence. May your word be a lantern to our feet and a light upon our path that we may behold your coming among us. Strengthen us in our stumbling weakness and free our tongues to sing your praise. Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Blessed be God forever.

 

Reflection: That this evening may be holy, good and peaceful, let us pray with one heart and mind.

 

[Silence is kept]

 

Leader: As our evening prayer rises before you, O God, so may your mercy come down upon us to cleanse our hearts and set us free to sing your praise now and for ever. Amen.

 

[Meditation: Read John 1:1-18]

 

CLOSING PRAYERS

 

Leader: Awaiting his coming in glory, let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

All: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Leader: May the Lord, when he comes, find us watching and waiting. Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.

All: Thanks be to God.

Amen.

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