Old Testament: Jeremiah 33:14-16
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Gospel: Luke 21:25-36
O God of all the prophets, you herald the coming of the Son of Man by
wondrous signs in the heavens and on the earth. Guard our hearts from
despair so that we, in the company of the faithful and by the power of
your Holy Spirit, may be found ready to raise our heads at the coming
near of our redemption, the day of Jesus Christ. Amen.