It's Christmas eve.
I conclude my Fountains of Rome with this humble fountain that is familiar to all of us in the Eternal City.
Have a great Christmas!
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, ever faithful to your promises and ever close to your Church: the earth rejoices in hope of the Savior's coming and looks forward with longing to his return at the end of time. Prepare our hearts and remove the sadness that hinders us from feeling the joy and hope which his presence will bestow, for he is Lord for ever and ever.
From the Companion Missal:
The Opening Mass Prayer for the Third Sunday of Advent