02B – Advent 2B

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PSALM 85:1-2,8-13
Look fondly on your land, O God;
restore the fortunes of your people.
Forgive the guilt of the people,
blot out all their sin.

Hear the good news:
the promise of shalom to God’s people who turn again to God;
the nearness of God’s salvation to those who revere the LORD.
Truly God dwells in our land.
God’s enduring love and faithfulness meet together;
justice and shalom embrace;
faithfulness will appear like spring growth
justice will be like late spring rain.
The LORD will give what is good
and our land will offer up its produce.
Justice will go ahead,
and prepare the way of the LORD.

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 1999.

Click here for some ideas for worship in Advent and Christmas gleaned from the pages of “On the Move” (now out of print) originally published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne, Australia.

(A prayer to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession with connection to the lections for the day. Sometimes this prayer will borrow lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)

Comfort, O God,
those we name on our lips
and in the silence of our hearts…
speak tenderly to those
who love and care for them…
Pour out your Spirit, O God,
on all who whose hope has withered,
whose joy has faded;
gather up those whose troubles are known only to you;
and, in your strength, carry those who have no-one.
In Jesus’ name we pray…
(The Prayers of the People continue)

Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate

Isaiah 40:1-11
Comfort, comfort all my people TIS 647
Fairest Lord Jesus TIS 203
God of all power, and truth, and grace TIS 567
Hail to the Lord’s anointed TIS 275
I know that my Redeemer lives TIS 376
Long ago, prophets knew TIS 283
O bless the God of Israel TIS 284
On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry TIS 270
Prepare the royal highway TIS 346
Sing of the Lord’s goodness, TIS 183
The great love of God TIS 164
There’s a light upon the mountains TIS 276
Psalm 85: 1-2,8-13
Dona nobis pacem, Domine. I will hear TIS 713
I will listen to what the Lord God is saying TIS 45
O breath of life, come sweeping through TIS 409
O breath of God, breathe on us now TIS 408
O come, O come, Emmanuel TIS 265
2 Peter 3:8-15a
Dear Shepherd of your people, hear TIS 444
Forth in your name, O Lord, I go TIS 571
How firm a foundation, you people of God TIS 578
Lord, you have been our dwelling-place TIS 144
Love divine, all loves excelling TIS 217
O day of God, draw near TIS 616
Our God, our help in ages past TIS 47
Mark 1:1-8
Christ, when for us you were baptised TIS 250
Christmas is coming, the church is glad to sing TIS 289
Dear Father, Lord of humankind TIS 598
Forty days and forty nights TIS 591
God has spoken to his people, hallelujah TIS 636
Hark! a herald voice is calling TIS 264
Like the murmur of the dove’s song TIS 419
Lord, your almighty word TIS 447
O Lord Jesus Marrkapmirr TIS 253
O love, how deep, how broad, how high TIS 194
On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry TIS 270
Praise waits for you in Zion, Lord TIS 35
The advent of our God TIS 271
The voice of God goes out to all the world TIS 282
There’s a light upon the mountains TIS 276
When he was baptized in Jordan TIS 252

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