First Saturday in Advent - Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
O Gracious Creator of the seasons, how quickly have we come to the end of the first week of Advent. Precious and graced are these days of road-work by which we make our lives into pathways for the prince of Peace. Hollow out our hearts-empty them of Christmas. Grant us a true hunger for a love which is patient, never rude or prone to anger and never broods over injuries. As we prepare to illuminate another week of Advent, may we realise that love’s forbearance is limitless in its trust and hope.
Bless us as we eat this food, O Lord. Bless us
as we hear your Word. Bless us as we join in
praising you. Let us go to the house of the
Lord, we are invited. Welcome us there, and
help us always to welcome you here. Amen