Isaiah 7: 10-16; Ps 80: 1-8, 18-20; Romans 1: 1-7; Matthew 1: 18-25
God our redeemer, who prepared the blessed Virgin Mary to be the mother of
your Son: Grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour, so we may be
ready to greet him when he comes again as our judge; who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.