The Third 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 John the Baptist
who pointed people to your Son, Jesus.
Enable us through word, action and prayer
to prepare the way for you this Christmas;
so that your love can strengthen those people
for whom the time of pandemic has felt like being in a wilderness.
This we ask through Jesus, our Lord. Amen.
Canon Robert Townsend
Collect for the week:
O Lord Jesus Christ,
who at your first coming sent your messenger
to prepare your way before you:
grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries
may likewise so prepare and make ready your way
by turning the hearts of the disobedient
to the wisdom of the just,
that at your second coming to judge the world
we may be found an acceptable people in your sight;
for you are alive and reign with the Father
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.