Prayer of Joy
Christmas is almost here!
Fill us with the joy of this season!
Fill us with the joy Mary and Elizabeth felt
when they reunited after Mary was told
that Elizabeth, long considered barren, was with child.
The baby Elizabeth was carrying,
who would be known as John the Baptist,
“leaped for joy” in his mother’s womb
when she heard Mary’s greeting.
Elizabeth declared Mary “blessed,”
for she had believed that what was spoken to her
“by the Lord would be fulfilled.”
Help us believe that Your promises to us
have been fulfilled in Jesus.
May we rejoice in Him. Amen.
Father Don Webber, CP, shares his Scripture reflection for today. He is the Director of the Office of Mission Effectiveness for Holy Cross Province.
A Thought for Joy
O God who consumes and transforms us in Advent,
give us courage to blaze with the fire of your presence.
–Caryll Houselander, A Child in Winter, pg. 61
Call to Action:
Name a hope you have for yourself, your family, your community this Advent. What can you do to make it a reality?