(Gospel Acclamation)

“O root of Jesses’ stem, sign of God’s love for all his people. Come to save us without delay.”

Reflection:
Jesse was the father of the great King David; and Jesus was known as Son of David. 

Prayer:
Lord God, your beloved Son Jesus was called forth from Jesse’s roots to be the long awaited Messiah. Veni, Domine Jesu.