2nd Sunday of Advent, Year C: 2nd Reading

Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11

Brothers and sisters:
I pray always with joy in my every prayer for all of you,
   because of your partnership for the gospel
   from the first day until now.
I am confident of this,
   that the one who began a good work in you
   will continue to complete it
   until the day of Christ Jesus.
God is my witness,
   how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
And this is my prayer:
   that your love may increase ever more and more
   in knowledge and every kind of perception,
   to discern what is of value,
   so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
   filled with the fruit of righteousness
   that comes through Jesus Christ
   for the glory and praise of God.