The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Prayer for the Week
As the feast of Christmas draws near, plans and preparations fill our thoughts. May we not be so dominated by them that we fail to be in each moment; but keep our hearts open to signs of your presence within and around us, that your love may shine, even in our busy-ness, through our thoughts and actions. Through Jesus our Saviour: Amen.
Canon Carol Wardman
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.