was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of your Son our Savior
by preaching repentance: Make us so to follow his teaching and holy life,
that we may truly repent according to his preaching; and, following his example, constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth’s sake; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.