Audio reflection: Peter Smith, Birmingham, Alabama.
Prayer for Joy
Loving God, Christmas is almost here! Help us rejoice with St. Paul the Apostle, who wrote: “Rejoice in the Lord! I shall say it again, rejoice! … The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all …”. Lord, help us know You are near. Remove anxiety and fear from our hearts, and fill us with the joy that comes from trusting in You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
What Can I Do Today?
Name a hope you have for yourself, your family, your community this Advent. What can you do to make it a reality?