Readings: Micah 5:2-4
Sentence: Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news joy which will come to all people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.
Collect: Almighty God, as we prepare with joy to celebrate the gift of the Christ-child,
embrace the earth with your glory and be for us a living hope in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.