Third Sunday of Advent

First Scripture Reading
Zephaniah 3: 14-18a
Second Scripture Reading
Philippians 4: 4-7
Gospel Reading
Luke 3: 10-18

Opening Prayer

Lord Jesus, you promise refreshingly renewed life and fulfilled dreams in your coming. It gets me excited. We will know that you are obviously among us. You will so powerfully embrace the human experience that we will see you in each other and in all the experiences of our life. Your presence in Eucharist will remind us of your constant and faithful presence. John pointed out your awesome coming and challenges us to unburden ourselves so that we might see you and be open to you. Help us to look beyond and within the people and experiences of our lives today so that we might see you rushing to embrace us with joy and good news.”

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