Lord of all creation, who comes to set things aright at the proper time, grant us eyes to see and minds to understand the signs of the times, that we would not be caught unawares but would recognize what you are about in us and in the world, through Jesus Christ our savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.
"From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates." - Mark 13:28-29