Reveal among us the light of your presence, that we may behold your power and glory.
Readings (Click the links to see the readings)
Isaiah 41.13-20 | Psalm 145.8-13 | Matthew 11.11-15 |
"John the Baptist"
Midsummer night, and bonfires on the hill
Love’s hidden thread has drawn us to the font,
Almighty God, by whose providence your servant John the Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of your Son our Saviour by the preaching of repentance: lead us to repent according to his preaching and, after his example, constantly to speak the truth, boldly to rebuke vice, and patiently to suffer for the truth's sake; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Jans Sint Thoth Gertgen. St John the Baptist in the Wilderness (Netherlands, late 15th Century), Staatliche Museum, Berlin.
The Lord is Gracious and Compassionate, Psalm 145:8-10, Bridget Moses.
May the Lord, when he comes, find us watching and waiting. Amen.