Pastoral Prayer: The Christ Who Comes

Here’s an Advent prayer from the Anglican Prayerbook website.


Creator God,
we praise you for your love in coming to us, unworthy though we are.
Give us grace to accept the Christ who comes in your name,
and the courage to be Christ for others.

We praise and thank you, Creator God, for you have not left us alone.
Each year you come to us, Emmanuel, God with us in a manger.
Each time you come to us in the broken bread and the cup we share.
In time or out of time you will be revealed and we shall see you face to face.
Give us courage, God our strength, to see your Christ in all who suffer,
to be hands to the helpless, food for the hungry, and rescue for the oppressed.

~ posted on the Anglican Prayerbook website.