God of power and might,
We yearn for your coming again.
We yearn for you to begin
Your reign of Justice and Peace.
Enable your reign to shape
Our lives and actions.
Empower us to be
Seed beds of hope and justice.
May the new heaven and the new earth
Be revealed through us, we pray
In Jesus’ name, AMEN
Advent blessings to you. Thanks to Rev. Lidvald Haugen Strand, Rector of St George’s Anglican Parish, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, for contributing our prayer for the first Sunday of Advent.