Becoming aware of God in our lives
"Good and gracious God, You know how much fills our minds and hearts these days. Help us to pay attention to Your presence in our lives. Help us to look for and find opportunities this Advent to become more aware of how you touch ... Read more
Help us to accept Your gifts...
"Lord God, You sent Jesus to be a sign of your unlimited and unbroken love. May this Advent season help us to accept not just our own weaknesses and failings, but the faith, hope and love You are constantly offering us. Amen."
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Dear Jesus, we know that You can give us eyes to see the signs of Your presence in the world, and we pray for this. But we also pray for faith in You for those times when we will not be able to see, to understand or to feel Your pre... Read more
Give us courage
"God of the Prophets, give us the courage we need to become the persons you want us to be. Amen!"
Lord, help us to keep going....
Lord Jesus, help us to keep going even when things don't turn our exactly as we had thought they would. Help us to accept the surprises that always come with our Advent preparations and Christmas celebrations. Amen.
"Loving God, you call us to wait at this season of the year, to wait as did the prophets, the people of Israel and Mary and Joseph. Please help us prepare during this season to bring Jesus into our world more fully, into our homes... Read more
Fill us with longing
"Gracious God, send us your grace this Advent Season so that we can prepare for your coming. Touch our hearts with longing so that we can better love and serve you and each other. Fill us with the hope that we can be transformed ... Read more
May we open our hearts to others
This morning at prayer, I came upon these daily Advent prayers from 2001. But they are just as applicable today. I thought maybe I could share them, if any of you like them. They can help us to prepare our hearts for Christmas.
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Share the Joy
SHARE THE JOY
"...Do not keep Christ to yourselves! Share with others the joy of your faith. The world needs the witness of your faith, it surely needs God."
Just a few minutes ago, I was reading a page with Advent reflections, and I... Read more
My God stands by me...
"My God stands by me, all my trust is in Him.
I find my refuge in Him, and I am truly free." (Liturgy of the Hours)
This verse from the Liturgy really resonated in me when I read it.... how wonderful to realize how faithful our G... Read more
"All those who welcome the Word as the guest of their hearts will have abiding joy." (Liturgy of the Hours).
I really loved this message this morning... how true that when we welcome Jesus into our hearts, and ask Him to abide with us, w... Read more
Time to Start Getting Ready for Christmas
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! ... The Lord is near." (Phil.4:4-5)
Today, the first day of Advent, our time of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus, is a good time to think about how we will p... Read more
Still need prayers for Ron
"Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven." (Matthew 18:19 )
Our God is worthy of adoration!
"The whole people fell prostrate in adoration and then praised Heaven who had granted them success." (1 Maccabees 4:55)
"Yours, Yahweh, is the greatness, the power, the splendour, length of days and glory, everything in heaven and on ear... Read more
"Even if every nation living in the king's dominions obeys him, each forsaking its ancestral religion to conform to his decrees, I, my sons and my brothers will still follow the covenant of our ancestors. May Heaven preserve us from forsaking ... Read more
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