*PRAYER OF THE DAY
Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. With your abundant grace and might, free us from the sin that binds us, that we may receive you in joy and serve you always, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
FIRST READING: MICAH 5:2-5a
SECOND READING HEBREWS 10:5-10
The holy gospel according to LUKE 1: 39-55