Advent Bible Reading
1 Samuel 1.24-28
‘This is the child I prayed for, and the Lord granted me what I asked him. Now I make him over to the Lord for the whole of his life.’
Lord from before his birth
you called Samuel to be a prophet,
just as you called Mary to be mother of Christ.
You know each of us from before our conception;
grant us grace to fulfil our calling in every detail,
no matter how small.