First Sunday in Advent
First Sunday in Advent –
Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God,
the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ
with righteous deeds at his coming,
so that, gathered at his right hand,
they may be worthy to possess the heavenly Kingdom.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
~Collect of the Day, The Roman Missal, 3rd ed.
~Image: Introit, Ad te levavi – I will lift up my soul to you, my God, and confide in you; I will not be ashamed, nor will my enemies mock me. For all those who wait for you will not be confounded.