“May the almighty and merciful God,
by whose grace you have placed your faith
in the First Coming of his Only Begotten Son
and yearn for his coming again
sanctify you by the radiance of Christ’s Advent
and enrich you with his blessing.
As you run the race of this present life,
may he make you firm in faith,
joyful in hope and active in charity.
So that, rejoicing now with devotion
at the Redeemer’s coming in the flesh,
you may be endowed with the rich reward
of eternal life
when he comes again in majesty.
And may the blessing of almighty God,
the Father, and the Son, and the holy Spirit,
come down on you and remain with you for ever.
from the liturgy