Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Advent – 20 December 2016
“Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise.”
“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.
May it be done to me according to your word.”
Mary could become the “temple of God’s Word”
because she was so ready to do God’s will.
As we approach this anniversary of our redemption,
let’s spend the day placing our life in God’s hands
embracing the ways He will come to us
and let us be His instruments for others.
Let the Lord enter; he is the king of glory.
Oh, King of us all,
I find myself standing before
Your strength and splendour
and filled with total joy.
You have lifted my mind in hope.
Now help me to open my life
to Your coming.
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 Your 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.