First Sunday in Advent

A couple months ago, I wrote an introductory piece about the “collect” (a particular form of prayer) and promised shortly to post a number of these. This being the first Sunday in Advent, here is the first in a yearlong series of collects from Thomas Cranmer:

“Almighty God, give us grace, that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life, (in the which thy 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 quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the holy ghost now and ever. Amen.”

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