“the people living in darkness have seen a great light . . .” – Isaiah 9

Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13Isaiah 40:1-11II Peter 3:8-15Mark 1:1-8

Slide1Merciful God, who 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 and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.