WEEK OF ADVENT II
In the name of the Father, (+) and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
In the morning: Psalm 147:1-12
In the evening: Psalm 53
One or more of the following lessons:
In the morning: Benedictus Dominus Deus
In the evening: Magnificat
Prayer of the Day
Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of your only-begotten Son, so that by his advent we may be enabled to serve you with purified minds; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Pray for all in civil authority
For the leaders of the nations of the world
For respect for the land and the conservation of natural resources
For protection against the perils of abundance
For peace among the nations
For the government of the United States, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the City of Pittsburgh
The Lord almighty bless (+) us, and direct our days and our deeds in his peace.