Micah 5: 2–5a; Magnificat; Hebrews 10: 5–10; Luke 1: 39–45
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.