Opening Prayer: Advent 1

Here’s an opening prayer for the first Sunday of Advent, written by Nancy Townley.

Opening Prayer for Advent

Almighty God, as we begin this season of Advent remind us again that in the midst of our darkness you are bringing us peace, to calm our anxious spirits and hectic lives. Turn our hearts again toward you. Make us ready to receive your Son our Savior. Slow our pace, and give us the blessing of feeling your peace in our spirits. For we ask this in Jesus’ precious Name. Amen.

— written by Nancy C. Townley, and posted on the Worship Connection page of the Ministry Matters website. Visit there for other great suggestions for Advent worship.

For more worship resources for the first Sunday of Advent (November 27, 2011), click on Advent I Year B in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page, or visit this index of Advent Worship Resources.

For other prayers and prayer resources on this blog, see this Scriptural Prayer Index or this Topical Prayer Index.