Friday of the First Week of Advent

Today the church celebrates Friday of the First Week of Advent. Let us pray. Stir up your power, we pray O Lord, and come, that with you to protect us, we may find rescue from the pressing dangers of our sins, and with you to set us free, we may be found worthy of salvation, who live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit one God forever and ever. Amen.