1 December – Advent Sunday

READING               Isaiah 2: 1-5; Romans 13: 11-14; Matthew 24: 36, 42-44


God, you are coming into the world,

coming to meet our darkness with your light,

coming to make truth clear,

coming with warmth and hope.

We rise to meet you; we are ready

to let that light shine on us and through us.

In these times of crisis,

keep us steady in hope and faith and love and perseverance

until the whole earth reflects your glory.