The gathering of God's people
From the Book of Divine Worship - The Proper: First Part - The Great Vigil of Easter - The Service of Lessons
Zeph. 3:12-20, Ps. 98, or 126
Let us pray.
O God of unchangeable power and eternal light: Look favorably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred mystery; by the effectual working of your providence, carry out in tranquillity the plan of salvation; let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A homily may be preached after any of the preceding Readings.