We praise you for your eternally begotten Son, through whom the world was created, that you sent him to be born in human flesh, Emmanuel, God with us.
We give thanks for your faithful handmaiden the holy Virgin Mary. Blessed is she among women and blessed is the fruit of her womb, the Lord Jesus Christ.
And blessed is your Church because he was not spared, but he took our punishment on himself and his righteousness is imputed to us so that our sins are hidden in him. Glory be to you alone!
Father, grant us continual repentance and conform us to the image of your Son by your Spirit and through the Scriptures. Let your will be done on earth as in heaven. Let your kingdom come in all its glory. In Jesus’ name. Amen.