Holy Lord, during the hustle and bustle of our Christmas preparations let us take quiet moments to reflect and prepare for our new beginning, the joy of Jesus’ birth.
Let us pray that the Brexit trade talks will fill necessary gaps so both sides can come together in unity and hope before 31 December.
Let us pray for all those administering the coronavirus vaccine as they bring hope and reassurance to thousands of vulnerable people..
Let us pray for supermarket workers and delivery drivers that are working tirelessly to ensure our cupboards stay replenished and our essentials delivered.
Let us pray for those living in fear. With many people suffering mental illness, domestic abuse, and torment in their own homes we pray that they will find light in the darkness and feel empowered to get support and protection to ensure their future happiness and safety.
Let us pray for a moment for our own personal petitions this Advent…
Loving Lord, as we journey towards Christmas let us feel joy in our hearts, peace in our minds and an abundance of love as we wait in joyful hope. Amen.