Prayer of the Day

Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 20th, 2015
"Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb." Luke 1 : 42

The angel Gabriel visits Mary to tell her she is to become the mother of God. She too is told that the child is to be called Jesus. In contrast to Zechariah she believes and accepts the angel’s words but she still she tells no one.  Mary then went to visit her cousin Elizabeth and Elizabeth’s child leapt in her womb and she was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out; “Blessed are you among women.”     


Mary had God as the centre of her life. Lord, show me how to imitate Mary, your mother. Fill my heart with attention to your will. Let it be for me the centre of stillness and strength. Amen