In this Advent season, Lord, dispel our fears
Advent God, meet us as we face the darkness of our world that we may embrace you in the shadows and move out to greet your light. Dispel our fears and increase our hope.
Enlighten us as we search for truth amongst the clamour of war that we may have courage to proclaim peace and determination to seek justice. Dispel our fears and increase our hope.
Embolden us to cry out in the wilderness that we may find a voice to disarm power and a way to challenge prejudice. Dispel our fears and increase our hope.
Guide us as we seek to make straight your paths that we may guard against self-righteousness and look to you for help. Dispel our fears and increase our hope.
Move us as we reach out to those in need that we may respond with urgency and wait with patience. Dispel our fears and increase our hope.
Challenge us with your promise of salvation that we may put aside all fear and proclaim the hope of liberation. Dispel our fears, increase our hope and grant us Your peace.
People of God: be glad! Your God delights in you.
Giving you joy for sadness and turning the dark to light.
Be strong in hope therefore; for your God comes to save.
You are God’s children.
Lord make us one in the love of Christ, today and for ever. Amen.
Common Worship. Times and Seasons: Advent
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