05 October 2016

Turning the Hearts of the Disobedient

O LORD Jesu Christ, 
who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger 
to prepare thy way before thee: 
Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries 
may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, 
by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, 
that at thy second coming to judge the world 
we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight, 
who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, 
ever one God, world without end. Amen. 

The Collect 
The Third Sunday in Advent 
The Shorter Prayer Book 
According to the Use of the Church of England 
p. 52