God of abundant grace,
in this time of joyful anticipation, send us out with a renewed song of joy in our hearts.
As we wait again for the advent of your Son,
and enter into a period of discernment about our diocesan vision;
enliven our imaginations to find new and creative ways to live Christ’s message of love;
enrich our vision for the life and ministry of your church in this place;
and draw us together in compassion and hope for all your people. Amen