December 5, 2022 This prayer comes from the Book of Common Worship, Westminster John Knox Press, 2018.

Merciful God, You sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation. Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.