Traditional Opening Prayers For Advent

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The following prayers, which are used at the opening of worship in many liturgical traditions, are based on centuries-old texts.

First Sunday of Advent (Sunday between Nov. 27Dec. 3, inclusive)

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your 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 living and the...


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