Thursday, August 1, 2013

Prayers for Advent - Advent of our God

Loving God,  as the shepherds found the Holy Child in a humble manger, so may we learn to look for you in our ordinary, everyday lives. Amen.

Father, in the wilderness of the Jordan you sent a messenger to prepare people's hearts for the coming of your Son. Help me to hear his words and repent of my sins, so that I may clearly see the way to walk, the truth to speak, and the life to live for Him, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Loving God of Advent, help us prepare ourselves for the celebration of your birth by caring for those who are less fortunate.  Amen. 

Father, all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of your plan. Lift our minds in watchful hope to heart the voice which announces his glory and open our minds to receive the Spirit who prepares us for his coming. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

All-powerful God, help us to look forward in hope to the coming of our Saviour.  In honour of your coming into our world and sharing our humanity.  Help us to have a joyous vacation and return to school renewed in mind, body, and spirit. Amen. 

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