A Prayer for the Third Sunday of Advent
God of glory and compassion
at your touch the wilderness blossoms
broken lives are made whole,
and fearful hearts grow strong in faith.
Open our eyes to your presence
and awaken our hearts to sing your praise.
To all who long for your Son’s return
grant perseverance and patience,
that we may announce in word and deed
the good news of the kingdom.
We ask this through him
whose coming is certain,
whose day draws near:
your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. Amen
Father Alex McAllister SDS