In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3
Collect of the Day
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 dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Psalter: Psalm 5, 6
Lessons: Amos 3:1-11, 2 Peter 1:12-21, Matthew 21:12-22
Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)
Yale Lectures on Preaching
Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus