Advent Collects (Prayers of the Day)

First Sunday of 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, gather 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.

R. Amen.

Second Sunday of Advent

Almighty and merciful God,
may no earthly undertaking hinder those who set out in haste to meet your Son,
but may our learning of heavenly wisdom
gain us admittance to his company.
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

R. Amen.

Third Sunday of Advent

O God, who see how your people
faithfully await the feast of the Lord’s Nativity,
enable us, we pray,
to attain the joys of so great a salvation
and to celebrate them always
with solemn worship and glad rejoicing.
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.

R. Amen.

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord,
your grace into our hearts,
that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son
was made known by the message of an Angel,
may by his Passion and Cross
be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

R. Amen.