The Prayer After Communion for the first Sunday of Advent prays:
"May these mysteries, O Lord,
in which we have participated,
profit us, we pray,
for even now, as we walk amid passing things,
you teach us by them
to love the things of heaven
and hold fast to what endures."
As we begin our Advent journey, let us recall and celebrate the promise that our Savior made - that he will come, and we need not fear.