(First Sunday of Advent)
To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.
My God, in You I trust,
Let me not be ashamed;
Do not let my enemies laugh at me.
And indeed, all who wait for You will not be confounded.
Your ways, O Lord, show me,
and your paths, teach me.
25“There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27“Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory. 28“But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:25