Collect for First Sunday in Advent

[To be said while lighting the first Advent candle.]

Stir up Your Power, O Lord, and come,
that by Your protection we may be rescued
from the dangers that beset us through our sins;
and be a Redeemer to deliver us;
Who lives and reigns with God the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
ever one God, World without end.
Amen.
 

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Collect for Second Sunday in Advent

[To be said while lighting the second Advent candle.]

Stir up our hearts, O Lord,
to prepare the paths of Your Only-begotten Son:
that we may worthily serve You
with hearts purified by His coming;
Who lives and reigns with God the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
ever one God, World without end.
Amen.
 

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Collect for Third Sunday in Advent

[To be said while lighting the third Advent candle.]

We beseech You to listen to our prayers, O Lord,
and by the Grace of Your coming enlighten our darkened minds:
You who lives and reigns with God the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God forever and ever.
Amen.
 

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Collect for Fourth Sunday in Advent

[To be said while lighting the fourth Advent candle.]

Pour forth Your Power, O Lord, and come:
Assist us by that mighty Power,
so that by Your Grace and merciful kindness
we may swiftly receive the salvation that our sins impede:
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
ever one God, World without end.
Amen.
 

[Roman Catholic]