This is the first Sunday in Advent, the first day of a new church year. That means I start my new meditation and prayer book Sacred Space 2007. No better way to start than with this prayer of hope right at the beginning.
Bless all who worship you, almighty God,
from the rising of the sun to its setting:
from your goodness enrich us,
by your love inspire us,
by your Spirit guide us,
by your power protect us,
in your mercy receive us,
now and always.