BLESSED lord, which hast caused all holy Scriptures to bee written for our learnyng; graunte us that we maye in suche wise heare them, read, marke, learne, and inwardly digeste them; that by pacience, and coumfort of thy holy woorde, we may embrace, and ever holde fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast geven us in our saviour Jesus Christe.
Collect for the second sunday 1549 BCP
The begynnyng of the Gospel of Iesu Christ, the sonne of God.
Mark 1.1 The Bishops’ Bible 1568
Father in heaven,
who sent your Son to redeem the world
and will send him again to be our judge:
Give us grace so to imitate him
in the humility and purity of his first coming
that when he comes again,
we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Collect Two for the Second Sunday of Advent CofI BCP 2004
The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Mark 1.1 NRSV