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Lord God, “As you did for Mary, the Virgin of Advent, send your Spirit upon us . . . Help us to accept, like Mary, the gift of your divine


presence and protection. Help us to be docile to the promptings of the Spirit, so that we can proclaim with courage and apostolic zeal the Word who became flesh and came to dwell among us: Jesus Christ, God made Man, who has redeemed us by His Death and Resurrection. Amen!” – St. John Paul II, November 30, 1997

Advent Reflection:

Father in heaven,our hearts desire the warmth of your love and our minds are searching for the light of your Word. Increase our longing
for Christ our Savior and give us the strength to grow in love, that the dawn of his coming may find us rejoicing in his presence and
welcoming the light of his truth. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.

Advent Wreath Prayer:

We humbly beg Thee, O Lord, to listen to our prayers;and by the grace of Thy coming bring light into our darkened minds. Who lives and reigns forever and ever