32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time C: 2nd Reading

2 Thessalonians 2:16 - 3:5

Brothers and sisters:
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father,
   who has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement
   and good hope through his grace,
   encourage your hearts and strengthen them in every good deed and word.

Finally, brothers and sisters, pray for us,
   so that the word of the Lord may speed forward and be glorified,
   as it did among you,
   and that we may be delivered from perverse and wicked people,
   for not all have faith.
But the Lord is faithful;
   he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.
We are confident of you in the Lord that what we instruct you,
   you are doing and will continue to do.
May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God
   and to the endurance of Christ.