Prayer of the Day

First Sunday of Advent

November 28th, 2015
"Stay awake, praying for the strength to endure." Luke 21 : 35
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Today as we begin the First week of Advent, we are in a time of preparation  for the Feast of the Incarnation at Christmas.  As Christians we look forward to this event not by feverish planning of  menus and gift-giving but by reflecting on the events which occurred in the Holy Family in those days. “Prepare the way of  the Lord, make straight his Paths.” (Mark 1 : 3)  Just as Joseph provided for the safety of his family by migrating to Egypt so we too remember all those who must leave their homes for a nomadic existence. The Lord who created the cosmos out of chaos will guide, protect and govern us all in these troubled times of history.

Prayer

Lord Jesus, we ask you for a true spirit of Advent, to pray and reflect on the real meaning of the coming feast, and to realise the value of our sharing with the needy. Amen