Isaiah 11: 1-10; Ps 72: 1-7, 18-19; Romans 15: 4-13; Matthew 3: 1-12
Father in heaven, who sent your Son to redeem the world and will send him
again to be our judge: Give us grace so to imitate him in the humility and purity
of his first coming that when he comes again, we may be ready to greet him
with joyful love and firm faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord.