Prayer for week beginning 10th December – Advent 2

Isaiah 40:1-11

Lord of comfort and grace,

as we enter once again into the wonder of your incarnation this Christmas,

we look also to the time of your coming on the clouds of heaven

to bring your kingdom to completion.

Strengthen us to proclaim the good news of your coming,

that we may have the courage to go up on the mountains of today’s world

and call all people to prepare themselves for the day

when they will see you face to face.

Good Shepherd, lead your flock, carry your lambs,

and prepare each of us for the day

when the new heaven and earth will become our home,

and we will rest in your abiding love for all eternity. Amen