WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP
THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
COLLECT. 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, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION. Heavenly Father, who chose the Blessed Virgin Mary to be the mother of the promised saviour: fill us your servants with your grace, that in all things we may embrace your Holy will and with her rejoice in your salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.