We thank you, Lord God, for the prophets and leaders who looked forward to the coming of Jesus the Saviour.
We thank you for those who prepared the way for him, like John the Baptist.
We thank you for the angels you sent with the message about Jesus.
and we thank you for Mary, who believed the message and was willing to do your will.
we thank you most of all for Jesus, who was born to save us.
In this Advent time, when we get ready for Christmas, help us to hear your message, to be excited that you want to be with us, and help us to an to be part of your plan for this world you care so much about.