Fill us with confidence, Lord God, when Your Only-Begotten Son comes as our judge. We welcome Him with joy as our redeemer: year by year renew that joy, as we await the fulfillment of our redemption by Jesus Christ our Lord, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.
Lord Jesus – Savior, Messiah – You are the light of the world and the hope of nations. Reveal Your glory, once again, to all Your people at Christmas – that we may find hope and help in our time of need. Amen.
Advent Daily Prayer: 21 December – Matthew 1:18-25 ~ name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins
Immanuel, Jesus Savior: we wait expectantly for Your return – deliver us from evil and restore all creation to its intended purpose. We offer You our lives today, Lord. You alone are worthy of our worship, be glorified in us Christ Jesus, only Son of the Father, who reigns with the Holy Spirit, one God forever. Amen.
4th Sunday of Advent, 20 December: Micah 5:1-4a; Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45 ~ you are blessed
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 Savior, so we may be ready to greet Him when He comes again as our Judge; who is alive and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Mighty Savior, Son of the Most High: You are Jesus, the source of all power and authority. You are the beginning and the end, the only begotten eternal One. You are the Everlasting King, the ruler of heaven and earth. You are the Bright Morning Star, the hope of nations. You are the Holy One of Israel, worthy of all praise and Lord of all. Even so, Come Lord Jesus, in all the splendor of Your majesty. Amen.
King Jesus: Save me from myself great God and Savior. Show me how to live joyfully, wisely and obediently so that I may honor You in all things. I look forward with hope to that wonderful day when Your glory will be revealed. Even so, come quickly Lord!
Shepherd King: Surely Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in Your house forever. Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God forever.
Christ Jesus, Light of the world – shine in our darkness and may all who love You love Your Light.