Father, all-powerful and ever-living God,
we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
When he humbled himself to come among us as a man,
he fulfilled the plan you formed long ago
and opened for us the way to salvation.
Now we watch for the day,
hoping that the salvation promised us will be ours
when Christ our Lord will come again in his glory.
And so, with all the choirs of angels in heaven
we proclaim your glory and join in their unending hymn of praise:
Glory to God in the highest and peace on all the earth! Amen.
Daily Advent Word: Holy
God, our Father,
the One who comes in your name comes again
with grace and power,
with forgiveness and strength,
with truth and imagination,
with gentleness and love.
May the coming One enter the hearts
of those who wait with quiet expectation
for all that is good and holy and just. Amen