First Sunday of Advent
Prayer for the day: Almighty God, 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, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
Post Communion Prayer: O Lord our God, make us watchful and keep us faithful as we await the coming of your Son our Lord; that, when he shall appear, he may not find us sleeping in sin but active in his service and joyful in his praise; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Missions and the World: We pray for the work of Livability in supporting those with disabilities to live full and active lives. We pray that churches may be place where disabled people may find welcome and encouragement.
In the Parish: We pray for the season of Advent that starts today. May all God’s people learn to wait in joyful hope for the fulfilment of his promises. May those seeking to know God find the preparations for Christmas a time of blessing and inspiration.