The Collect for 1st Sunday of Advent
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which Your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility; so that on the last day, when He shall come again in His glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through Him who is alive and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
- Bishop Titus Chung, and his team. For the LORD’s continued protection, wisdom and strength as they lead the Diocese of Singapore and the deaneries.
- Pray for all parishes as they prepare for Advent and Christmas, that the message of Hope in Christ Jesus will reach many at this difficult and uncertain times.
- We plead the LORD’s mercy, grace and strength on those suffering the atrocities of war – the war in Ukraine and Israel. We pray the LORD’s peace, comfort and strength on those who have lost loved ones and those who are struggling to survive. We pray for the expeditious release of all hostages from Gaza and for the peaceful passage of humanitarian aid into the region. May the current truce lead to lasting peace.
- We give thanks to God for His blessings of good government in Singapore. Pray for wisdom and strength on our President, political and civil service leaders as they seek to navigate the many challenges facing the country amidst an increasingly uncertain world.
- Pray for continued racial and religious harmony in the midst of the Israel-Hamas war.
St Hilda’s Church
- Pray for our Clergy: Vicar Martin, Rev Hong Ern, and Rev Calvin. May the LORD watch over their families. May His anointing, wisdom, grace and strength be with them as they shepherd the church and render pastoral care. May they be refreshed from the LORD’s living water each day and find rest in body, mind and spirit.
- Pray for Pastoral and Admin staff. May the Lord bless the work of their hands as they seek to be faithful to do the work which they are called to do.
- We pray for the upcoming Advent and Christmas season. May we continue to shine the Light of Christ into the villages in Svay Prahoot, into the homes at Kg Arang and into our Katong neighborhood.
- Pray for those who suffer in mind, body and spirit, the lonely and the bereaved. May they experience Your healing grace and Your ever-present help in times of need.