God of mercy and consolation, help us in our weakness and free us from sin.
Hear our prayers that we may rejoice at the coming of your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
God of forgiveness, I turn to you in my great weakness and beg for your help.
Let me feel the joy growing in my heart as I anticipate your coming.
I hear the message of the prophets of old and know that the Messiah will bring new life and new ways of living.
From the humbleness of my life, help me to grow and bloom and hear the words that will change the world.