Gracious One, as we hear the proclamation of your imminent reign among us, help us to heed your word of turning. Turn us from ways that harm each other. Turn us from ways that seek only our own interests. Turn us from ways that neglect the earth. Work through us to end violence against women, work through us so that we may be moved to give of ourselves in new ways, and help us to recognize and work towards the abundant life you want for everyone. Point us to new living, and new hope each day. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.