Second Sunday of Advent
Watchword for the Week — Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them. Luke 1:68
Sunday, December 9 — Malachi 3:1–4; Luke 1:68–79
Philippians 1:3–11; Luke 3:1–6
I am the Lord, who frustrates the omens of liars, and makes fools of diviners. Isaiah 44:25
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God. 1 John 4:1
Purifying Fire, your light is our hope. Burn away the lies we tell ourselves; cleanse our souls and make us your own; open our eyes to your truth and spirit. Only by your Spirit do we pray. Amen.