Prayer of the Day

First Week of Advent

December 2nd, 2014
""I praise you Father, Lord of heaven and earth."" Luke 10 : 21

Spontaneous joy is a beauty to behold.  It moves us to thanksgiving,  to the ultimate source of our joy,  God Himself.  We know what gave Jesus a profound and lasting sense of joy.  It was the knowledge that he reflects the glory of god and leaves the very stamp of his nature,  upholding the universe by his word of power.   The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council reflected on this.  Jesus is the fullness of the revelation of God.  The Father has given his son the gift of his Spirit.  Jesus rejoiced that these truths were hidden from the wise,  but revealed to the little ones,  contrasting those who think they have no need of God with those who approach him humbly with open minds and hearts.  Let us beg God to give us fresh insight into the Incarnation which we celebrate at this time.   As followers of Christ,  we are heirs of this tremendous testimony of the Apostles.  Let us continue to give witness to Jesus through our words and our daily actions.

Prayer Lord God, we beg you in this Advent season to teach us more about the Incarnation of your Son, so that at Christmas we may be able to celebrate his coming with great joy. Amen