2nd Sunday of Advent (Year B)

Psalm text (Ps 85:8ab+9,10-11,12-13)

Lord, show us your mercy and love, and grant us your salvation.

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people.
Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him,
that his glory may dwell in our land.

Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
and righteousness will look down from the sky.

The Lord will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.
Righteousness will go before him,
and will make a path for his steps.

Gospel Verse (Lk 3:4,6)

Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths: all people shall see the salvation of God.

Psalm text (Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14)

Lord, let us see Your kindness, and grant us Your salvation.

I will hear what God proclaims;
the Lord -- for He proclaims peace.
Near indeed is His salvation to those who fear Him,
glory dwelling in our land.

Kindness and truth shall meet;
justice and peace shall kiss.
Truth shall spring out of the earth,
and justice shall look down from heaven.

The Lord Himself will give His benefits;
our land shall yield its increase.
Justice shall walk before Him,
and prepare the way of His steps.

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Gospel Verse (Lk 3:4+6)

Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths; all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

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The English translation of the Psalm Response(s) and Gospel verse(s) from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.