Old Testament: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Psalter: Psalm 149
Epistle: Ephesians 1:11-23
Gospel: Luke 6:20-31
O Ancient of Days, through the outpouring of your Holy Spirit you comfort and bless all creatures. Gather from the four corners of the world all those who weep in despair or loneliness, those who are hungry, naked, or poor, those who have withstood oppression and are bowed in anguish before violence. Grant that they may rejoice in the new life of justice and peace that you promised your people through the compassionate witness of Jesus. Amen.