Isaiah 35: 1-10; Ps 146: 4-10; James 5: 7-10; Matthew 11: 2-11
O Lord Jesus Christ, who at your first coming sent your messenger to prepare
your way before you: Grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries
may likewise so prepare and make ready your way by turning the hearts of the
disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at your second coming to judge the
world we may be found an acceptable people in your sight; for you are alive and
reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.