Second Sunday of the Advent 2011

Annunciation of the Birth of John the Baptist, Cathédrale d’Amiens

Lessons of the day

Prayers for the day

Thematic

God of timeless grace,

you fill us with joyful expectation.

Make us ready for the message that prepares the way,

that with uprightness of heart and holy joy

we may eagerly await the kingdom of your Son, Jesus Christ,

who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

Intercessory

God of hope,

you raised up John the baptizer

as a herald who calls us to conversion.

As we joyfully await the glorious coming of Christ,

we pray to you for the needs of the church and the world.

Prayers of the People, concluding with:

Hear our humble prayer

that we may serve you in holiness and faith

and give voice to your presence among us

until the day of the coming of your Son, Jesus Christ,

who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

Scripture

God of hope,

you call us from the exile of our sin

with the good news of restoration;

you build a highway through the wilderness;

you come to us and bring us home.

Comfort us with the expectation of your saving power,

made known to us in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Source, here)

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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