In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Our God is a God of love, hope and joy
Let us listen to the words of the prophet Isaiah:
Our God is the everlasting God,
The Creator of the ends of the earth.
God will not grow tired or weary, and
God's understanding no one can fathom.
God gives strength to the weary,
And increases the power of the weak…
Those who hope in God will renew
their strength and know joy.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
They will run and not grow weary,
They will walk and not be tired.
The Word of the Lord.
[Response: Thanks be to God.]
Let us pray:
God our Strength and Light,
At times we grow up in a confusing world,
Help us to remain hopeful,
learning from our mistakes,
And recognizing mistakes
as a chance for a new start.
Give us the strength to be faithful to You. Amen.
Please join us in saying the "Glory Be…"
Glory be to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall,
World with end,
We conclude with our Advent Prayer:
God's hope to direct me.
God's love to surround me.
God's joy to warm me.
God's peace to comfort me.
Bless our Advent journey to Christmas with light and patience,
In growing excitement we continue our day in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.