Like so much of Cranmer’s liturgy, a great deal of wisdom is packed into just a few words. We are reminded of John the Baptist preparing the way for the first coming of the Lord Jesus and of our responsibility to proclaim the second. We are reminded to pray for our ministers and to pray for ourselves. We are reminded that there is a judgment to come and that the verdict of that judgment is the only one that matters. It is good to ponder these things.