Friday, Dec. 13Advent-wreath-cropped

Grant that your people, we pray, almighty God,
may be ever watchful for the coming of your Only Begotten Son,
that as the author of our salvation himself has taught us,
we may hasten alert and with lighted lamps
to meet him when he comes.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

(Taken from Third Typical Edition of the Roman Missal, 2010)