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.