Thursday of the Third/Gaudete Week of Advent – 15 December 2016
“Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise.”
“My love shall never leave you.
“Raise a glad cry …
“Break forth in jubilant song …
“Fear not …”
Our God loves us – with “enduring love.”
Our God is in a relationship with us that is faithful, forgiving, healing.
Let us accept it, surrender to its power and feel the joy
and freedom growing in our hearts.
I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me. Ps. 30
God of salvation,
You promise us strength and courage in our lives
if only I ask.
You forgive me and touch me with Your enduring love.
My past life does not matter for
I have begged for Your pity and You have forgiven me
and You love me with such tenderness.
As I ponder the blessings of the days ahead,
and am so grateful for Your forgiveness,
I ask to feel the jubilation and song
break out in my life today.
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.