Her we go folks as promised last night a vestry prayer for the first Sunday in Advent.
Loving heavenly Father, at this time of preparation we ask that you would prepare us this morning for this act of worship. Prepare the hearts and minds of people and preacher alike as we gather to bring our worship to you today.
We ask your blessing on our brother/sister N.... as they lead us and bring your word to us today. May our hearts and minds be open to your word and may it be as we gather around your word and hear again familiar stories that through the familiarity we will be able to see or hear something new and exciting.
Bless each and every person gathered here as we ask these things in and through the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen