Bidding Fond Farewell to the Prophets - Saturday of the Second Week of Advent
On this last day of the week as we rest and delight in the Lord, let us recall our journey this week.
Let us Rest
Let us rest once more in this Canticle from The Daily Office
Surely, it is God who saves me; *
I will trust in him and not be afraid.
For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense, *
and he will be my Savior.
Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing *
from the springs of salvation.
And on that day you shall say, *
Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name;
Make his deeds known among the peoples; *
see that they remember that his Name is exalted.
Sing the praises of the Lord, for he has done great things, *
and this is known in all the world.
Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion, ring out your joy, *
for the great one in the midst of you is the Holy One of Israel.
Let us Delight
Let us delight once more in our walk with with Isaiah and the vision of salvation in the coming of the Messiah. Let us recall with wonder the prophets we may know, the way in which they speak the Truth of God to us, and may we respond in hope as we look into the glorious vision of the Kingdom.
Let us pray
Blessed are you, sovereign Lord, just and true: to you be praise and glory for ever. Of old you spoke by the mouth of your prophets, but in our days you speak through your Son, whom you have appointed the heir of all things. Grant us, your people, to walk in his light, that we may be found ready and watching when he comes again in glory and judgement; for you are our light and our salvation. Amen.