The First 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
Keep us to alert to your presence in the world
and guide us to people and places in need.
In serving you,
may we be streetlights in the dark,
lighting the path for others to return to you -
God for ever and ever. Amen.
Canon Robert Townsend
give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.