Third Sunday in Advent preparation

The third Sunday in Advent is tomorrow, December 11, 2011

Free Church Book of Common Prayer (1929)

Third Sunday in Advent

O Lord Jesu Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee; grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight, who lives and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

or this,
The Preparation of Prophecy.

Almighty God, who by thy chosen prophets didst warn the sinful, comfort the oppressed and sorrowful, and point onwards to the glad days of thy kingdom; grant that we, whose eyes are blessed with the sight of thy power and glory in Jesus Christ, may indeed acknowledge that the Lord God omnipotent reigneth, and devote ourselves to thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; though the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Epistle: 1 Cor. iv, 1-5, or Is, lxii, 10-12 (end).
Gospel: Matt. xi, 2-15.

A book of prayer for the church and the home (Universalist, 1866)

Preparation of Prophecy

Almighty God, who by thy chosen prophets didst warn the sinful, comfort the oppressed and sorrowful, and point onwards to the glad days of thy kingdom; grant that we, whose eyes are blseed with the sight of thy power and glory in Jesus Christ, may indeed acknowledge that the Lord God omnipotent reigneth, and devote ourselves to thee in holiness and rightousness all our days. Amen.

Gospel, St. Matt. xi. 2.
Epistle, 1 Cor. iv. 1.

About Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 45, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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