Repentance is always appropriate during Advent. Only after Repentance do we know the freedom of Forgiveness.
Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come
among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins,
let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver
us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and
the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
Art: Angel of Truth Giving Freedom and Liberty to the Slave by Guérin, Jules Vallée (1866-1946)