Holy Spirit, fill us with an active joy that compels us to go forth and proclaim the Father’s love and mercy. Take away our hesitancy; give us the courage to witness to the good news. We ask this through Jesus our God and savior, Amen.
“You will be hated by all because of my name,” he said. But he also promised: “Whoever endures to the end will be saved.” Christianity has been blessed and strengthened by all those who endured and answered YES in faith. May God give all of us the strength to do likewise in our own little way in our own lifetimes. Amen!
"Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom [God's] favor rests." (Luke 2:14)
Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.
May it be done to me according to your word."
Dear Lord, we are an impatient people. Help us as we wait for your coming. Help us to understand the joy and value of life. May we share the light you place in us with all those we meet this day. Amen
Lord we thank you for all the blessings you have bestowed upon us. We take time to be grateful for what we have and look for ways to share our blessings with others. Help us to be generous and humble this holiday season as we aim to shine your light further in this dark world. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our lord. Amen.
Everlasting God, God of Love and God who is Love, Thank you for showing us love, may your name be praised, lover of my soul! Our soul waits for you, O Lord; you who is our help and our shield, for in you our hearts rejoices. May you be praised both now forever! Give us the heart to love and take away our hearts of stone. Give us the eyes to see you in the least among us and a generous heart to help them through Christ our Lord. Amen.
“you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his Kingdom there will be no end."(Lk 1: 31-33)
Father, thank you for your words of encouragement today. Move in our hearts to obey you. In Jesus name amen
"Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." Mt. 1:20-21.
Dear Lord, Like John the Baptist, help us to stand for truth and the values of your kingdom. May our voices rise above the evils and immorality of the world. Amen
Loving God, we are so lucky. We love your Son, we know He will be born in our hearts again this year. But so many don’t have that joy. Help us to help them experience a real Christmas. Amen.
Let us realize that we are messengers of the Gospel carrying it in fragile earthen vessels. May the Lord help us pass it on to others. Amen.
"I will open up rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the broad valleys; I will turn the desert into a marshland, and the dry ground into springs of water." (Isaiah 41:18)
“Come to me” he says, “all of you who labor and are burdened.” (Mt 11: 28)
"a great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was with child." (Rev 12: 1- 2)
The joy of spreading God's good news during the Christmas season will continue in your life throughout the new year ahead. And that the spirit we hear from others we will accept and the spirit you have in you aching to speak out will flow forward like a river.
Lord as we prepare for you this holiday season we ask that you give us the courage to proclaim your message in this world that seems so dark. We thank you for John the Baptist and his guidance and we ask that you grant us the opportunity to spread the name of your son Jesus into a world that so sorely needs him. We ask all this in your most holy name. Amen.
Loving and faithful God you are the God of yesterday and God of tomorrow. Unchangeable God, full of mercy and compassion; we will praise you Lord for you are good; we will sing your praise for you are gracious’ it is fitting to praise you. As you go about doing good, do not forget us even in the midst of our lives chaos or not, do not pass us by. Do to us as you did to the shepherds, as we await your coming, grant us the patience and peace that you bring through Christ our Lord. Amen.
“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord, May it be done to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38)
Lord Jesus, help us to build our life on you in faith. We ask that you help us to trust you more. Thank you for hearing us. In Jesus name amen.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of your Son. Help us to receive your goodness, to grow in our faith and to let Jesus shine through our lives. May your grace strengthen hearts to enrich our and faith and bring us the Peace that only you can give us. Through Jesus Christ our Lord we pray. Amen.
May we become a people who love and cherish the Holy Eucharist, and thus hear our Divine Lord telling us: “Blessed are the eyes, that see, what you see!”
O loving and peaceful God, bring peace to our world this Advent time. Help us to be peaceful in all our actions and words. Bring deep peace to each of us. We ask this through Christ your Son. Amen.
“O Lord, help us to recognize you and respond to you in love through every person and every experience of this day.” Amen