Monday, December 04, 2006

THE Advent Collect

This collect (caw-lect) is to be prayed every Sunday in Advent in the older Books of Common Prayer. This prayer captures the heart and soul of Advent.

ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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