John the Baptist
|Used with permission - John the Baptist by Randy OHC via Flickr|
Let us pray that we, like John the Baptist, prepare for the advent of Christ.
God our strength and our hope,
grant us the courage of John the Baptist,
constantly to speak the truth,
boldly to rebuke vice
and patiently to suffer for the truth's sake;
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit
one God now and for ever.