Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
Almighty God, by whose providence your servant John the
Baptist 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.
Today we remember the Nativity of John the Baptist - follow if you dare, but don't lose your head!