The Fourth Sunday of Advent (B)
Advent Prayer For Wales:
The Bishops are inviting everyone to join them in prayer every evening at 6pm from Advent Sunday, 29 November until Christmas Day.
Heavenly Father, in the midst of a troubled world, you are light and life.
Send us your healing for those who are ill,
your strength for those who are suffering,
your compassion for those who grieve, and
your courage for those who work for the healing and service of others.
Bless our nation of Wales with the life-giving spirit of your love,
and grant us your mercy,
[revealed in the person of Christ your Son]. Amen.
Prayer for the week
God in heaven,
may the flame of an Advent candle
remind us of Mary, Mother of our Lord
who quietly accepted her role in the story of salvation.
As we look forward to the birth of Jesus,
may we learn to be humble and kind
and to trust you at all times,
God for ever and ever.
Canon Robert Townsend
Collect for the week
God our redeemer,
who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary
to be the mother of your Son:
grant that, as she looked for his coming as our Saviour,
so we may be ready to greet him
when he comes again as our judge;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.