Keep awake … you must be ready: as we begin the Western Church Year we are exhorted to take things seriously by being alert and vigilant. How can we prepare ourselves? By finding ways to be closer to Jesus: in prayer, in reading the Scriptures, in serving others.
Give thanks that we have time to prepare ourselves this Advent: before Jesus is present as a baby at Christmas, before Jesus is present in bread and wine, before Jesus is present as Judge of the world.
Give thanks for the Church of Bangladesh, remembering especially today their ministry in a predominantly non-Christian context.
Text: Robert McLean, Partnerships Missioner
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2019