Ama naming makapangyarihan, bigyan mo kami ng paninindigang tumahak sa landas ng kabutihan. Sa pagdating ni Kristo makasalubong nawa kaming may mabubuting gawa upang kapiling niya sa gawing kanan kami ay makapisan sa iyong pinaghaharian sa pamamagitan niya kasama ng Espiritu Santo magpasawalang hanggan.
- Aklat ng Pagmimisa sa Roma
Almighty God, strengthen the resolve of your faithful people to prepare for the coming of your Christ by works of justice and mercy, so that when we go forth to meet him he may call us to sit at his right hand and possess the kingdom of heaven. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.
- Opening Prayer, 1998 ICEL Translation of the Roman Missal
Rend the heavens and come down, O God of all the ages! Rouse us from sleep, deliver us from our heedless ways, and form us into a watchful people, that, at the advent of your Son, he may find us doing what is right, mindful of all you command. Grant this through him whose coming is certain, whose day draws near: your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.
- Alternative Opening Prayer for Year B, 1998 ICEL Translation of the Roman Missal