Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the
works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of
this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in
great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his
glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to
the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the
Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.