A.D. 2021 December 17
The Third Friday of Advent
O Lord Jesus Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation; Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world, we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Daily Office Lectionary
O Adonai, and Leader of the house of Israel,
who appearedst in the bush to Moses in a flame of fire,
and gavest him the Law in Sinai:
Come and deliver us with an outstretched arm.
Celebrant: Blessed be God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
People: And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.
Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts, who of thy divine providence hast appointed diverse orders in thy Church: Give thy grace, we humbly beseech thee, to all those who are [now] called to any office and ministry in the same; and so replenish them with the truth of thy doctrine and endue them with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great Name, and the benefit of thy holy Church; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
O God, who didst lead thine holy Apostles to ordain ministers in every place: Grant that thy Church, under the guidance of the Holy Ghost, may choose them that are suitable for the ministry of Word and Sacrament, and may uphold them in their work for the extension of thy kingdom; through him who is the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls, even Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Sunday, Holy Day and Commemoration Lectionary — Year C
Through the great shepherd of thy flock, Jesus Christ our Lord; who after his resurrection sent forth his apostles to preach the gospel and to teach all nations; and promised to be with them always, even unto the end of the ages.