The Third Sunday of Advent
Prayer for the Week
Lord of Time and Eternity
The coming of Jesus, foretold by the prophets, began a new relationship between earth and heaven. We give thanks for the new beginnings this makes possible, enabling us to live always in the light of hope; for we know that even as things change around us, all things in the present and future are in your hands. Amen.
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.