have visited us, God our Father, through the Incarnation of your well-beloved
Son: keep us vigilant until He comes in Glory.
In you, Lord, is our hope!You have traced out for us in your Son a path of light, may the whole world arise and walk toward you in the light of His face.
In you, Lord, is our hope!As the night draws to a close and day approaches, come to rouse us from our slumbering.
In you, Lord, is our hope!Grant that we may serve you in justice and holiness all the days of our life.
In you, Lord, is our hope!And when the Son of Man appears, may he find us alert, ready to welcome Him.
In you, Lord, is our hope!You have given your love and your grace, Lord our God, to those who pray to you. Your promise gives rise to a new world, and you will inaugurate a time of peace. Convert us through your Spirit; with Him we shall prepare for the coming of Jesus our Lord.
Morning Prayer, Second Sunday of Advent.