PRAYER OF THE DAY
Stir up the wills of your faithful people, Lord God, and open our ears to the preaching of John, that, rejoicing in your salvation, we may bring forth the fruits of repentance; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
FIRST READING: ZEPHANIAH 3:14-20
SECOND READING: PHILIPPIANS 4:4-7
The holy gospel according to LUKE 3:7-18