Advent 4 Short Order for Daily Prayer


In the name of the Father, the + Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

The Introit for Advent 4 may be prayed.

Shower, O heavens, | from above,*
and let the clouds rain down | righteousness;
let the earth open, that salvation and righteousness may | bear fruit;*
let the earth cause them | both to sprout.
The heavens declare the glo- | ry of God,*
and the sky above proclaims his | handiwork.
Their measuring line goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end | of the world.*
In them he has set a tent | for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his | chamber,*
and, like a strong man, runs its | course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the | end of them,*
and there is nothing hidden | from its heat.
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
is now, and will be forever. | Amen.
Shower, O heavens, | from above,*
and let the clouds rain down | righteousness;
let the earth open, that salvation and righteousness may | bear fruit;*
let the earth cause them | both to sprout.

The Collect for Advent 4 may be prayed.

Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come and help us by Your might, that the sins which weigh us down may be quickly lifted by Your grace and mercy; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Daily Psalm
S:102:24-28 M: 115 T: 39 W: 2 R: 96 F: 60 S: 72

Daily Readings.

S: Isa.42:1-25; Rev.9:1-12
M: Isa.43:1-24; Rev.9:13-10:11
T: Isa.43:25-44:20; Rev.11
W: Isa.44:21-45:25; Rev.12
R: Isa.49:1-18; Mat.1:1-17
F: Isa.49:22-26,50:4-8,12-16; Mat.1:18-25
S: Isa.51:17-52:12; Mat.2:1-12

The Lord’s Prayer may be prayed.

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,
give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Prayers for ourselves and for others.  Please include those on our Parish Notes and the Seed of Life in your prayers.  If you are a guest to our site please pray for those of your own congregation. Suggestions for each day are listed below.

S: For the comfort of the resurrection among us; for fruit of faith and strength from the Word and Sacraments.
M: To be encouraged in faith to live in the promises of Holy Baptism; for one’s vocations and work; for unemployed people; for the salvation of our neighbors; for students; colleges and seminaries; for our government and its leaders.
T: For protection from temptation; for the addicted and despairing; for those struggling with sin.
W: For marriages and families; for parents; for single fathers and mothers; for widows and for orphans; for our communities and neighborhoods.
R: For the Church and all pastors in Christ who serve her with God’s Word and Sacraments; for teachers and deaconesses; for all church workers; for missionaries; for faithful and salutary use of the blessed Sacrament of Christ’s body and blood; for faithful teaching of God’s Word and proper administration of the Sacraments.
F: For preaching of the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ; for the spread of knowledge of Christ in our communities and throughout the world; for the persecuted and oppressed of God’s Kingdom; for the sick and dying.
S: For faithfulness to the end; for renewal of those who have fallen away or straying from faith in Christ; for receptive hearts and minds to God’s Word on the Lord’s Day; for pastors and people as they prepared to administer and receive Christ’s holy gifts.


The love of God, the grace of our Lord + Jesus Christ and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all.  Amen.

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