Old Testament: Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalter: Psalm 2 or Psalm 2:7-10
Epistle: Ephesians 4:7-8, 11-16
Gospel: Mark 1:1-15 or Mark 16:15-20
Almighty God, by the hand of Mark the evangelist you have given to your Church the Gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God: We thank you for this witness, and pray that we may be firmly grounded in its truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.