Monday, December 22, 2008

December 22 Daily Advent Prayer

"Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise."
Opening Prayer: God our Father,you sent your Son,to free us from the power of death.May we who celebrate the coming of Christ in the fleshshare more fully in his divine life,for he lives and reigns with youand the Holy Spirit,one God, forever and ever. Amen

Today's Readings
Daily Meditation: And Mary said: "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God, my savior."
Mary's response (the Gospel) based upon Hannah's prayer (Responsorial Psalm) can be our prayer today.Our anticipation of the coming of our Lord into our hearts grows as we praise God for coming to us in our lowliness.
My heart exults in the Lord, my savior.

Today's Daily Reflection
Intercessions: To Christ our Redeemer, who comes to save us from our sins, let us cry out with joy: Come, Lord Jesus! The prophets of old foretold your birth among us, now make virtue come to life in us.We proclaim your saving work, now grant us your salvation. You came to heal the contrite, heal the weakness of your people.You came and saw fit to reconcile the world,- when you come again in judgment, free us from the torments of punishment.

O KING OF THE GENTILES and their desired One, the Cornerstone that makes both one: Come, and deliver us, whom you formed out of the dust of the earth.

Closing Prayer:
Oh, king of us all. I find myself standing before your strength and splendor watching, waiting and filled with total joy.
You have lifted my mind in hope. Now help me to open my life the the coming of the Spirit.
I want to be like Mary, your mother. Her wonderful courage and strength inspire me to do the same. She simply said Yes and the impossible was done.

Thank you for this Advent journey. The anticipation has filled my life and made me long for a closer relationship with you.

My life gets so busy that I forget to focus. Thank you for guidance. Thank you for the quiet moments when I have felt your love.

Nothing will be impossible with God.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel!

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

1 comment:

  1. Come, Lord Jesus, indeed. Come and wipe out my guilt and open my mouth to praise you. (Ps. 51:14-15, paraphrased) Hallelujah. Thank you for sharing your prayers.