Today the Church celebrates St Jane Frances de Chantal, religious, during advent.

Daily Prayer

advent

Oh God, make speed to save us.

Oh Lord, make haste to help us.

You, O God, are the well of life.

When we look to you, we shall see the light.

Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now
and shall be for ever. Amen

Scripture Readings

First Reading

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

Isaiah 60:1-3

Second Reading

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John 8:12-12

Prayers for advent

From the rising of the sun to its setting, let us pray to the Lord

Let us pray for the people of God in all the world – that they may worhsip in spirit and in truth

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Let us pray to the Lord that the Church Universal may discover again that unity which is the Father's will.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Please remember in your prayers today, – for the worldwide anglican communion

The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean

Please remember in your prayers for the diocese

Benefice - Kingswood, Charfield

Benefice - Cromhall, Tortworth, Tytherington, Falfield, Rochkampton

Benefice - Horton, Little Sodbury, Chipping Sodbury, Old Sodbury

Benefice - Oldbury on Severn, Thornbury

Please remember in your prayers for our benefice

Carroll Oliver, Ida Scott, Paul Reichelt

Village Shops

Pitbrook

Let us pray to the Lord
that the nations of the earth may seek after the ways that make for peace.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Let us pray to the Lord
that the whole creation, groaning in travail, may be set free to enjoy the glorious liberty of the children of God.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Let us pray to the Lord
that all who with Christ have entered the shadow of death may rest in peace and rise in glory.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Let us commend the world to the mercy and protection of God, bcasue Christ has shown the way.

Please remember in your prayers today, – for the worldwide anglican communion

The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean

Please remember in your prayers for the diocese

Benefice - Kingswood, Charfield

Benefice - Cromhall, Tortworth, Tytherington, Falfield, Rochkampton

Benefice - Horton, Little Sodbury, Chipping Sodbury, Old Sodbury

Benefice - Oldbury on Severn, Thornbury

Please remember in your prayers for our benefice

Carroll Oliver, Ida Scott, Paul Reichelt

Village Shops

Pitbrook

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    Collect for advent  inspired by Gregory the Great, 604

    O, good Jesus, Word of the Father and the brightness of his glory, whom angels desire to behold:
    teach me to do your will so that, guided by your Holy Spirit, I may come to that blessed city of everlasting day, where all are one in heart and mind, where there is safety and eternal peace, happiness and delight, where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit.

    Amen

    The Lord's Prayer

    Our Father, who art in heaven,
    hallowed be thy name
    thy kingdom come,
    thy will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread.
    And forgive us our trespasses,
    as we forgive those who trespass against us.
    Lead us not into tempation,
    but deliver us from evil.
    For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.

    Amen

    Conclusion

    May the light of Christ, our Lord, shine in all our hearts.

    Amen

    Let us bless the Lord.

    Amen