Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Advent –
21 December 2016
“Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise.”
Blessed are you who believed
that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled. Luke 1
With just days until Christmas, we listen to readings of joy
We imagine the incredible meeting of Mary and Elizabeth.
With growing anticipation, we let ourselves simply believe
that the Lord’s many promises to us these weeks
will be fulfilled.
Our soul waits for the LORD, who is our help and our shield,
For in him our hearts rejoice; in his holy name we trust…..Psalm 33
It is growing in my heart:
An awareness and gratitude of Your constant love for me;
Like the sun rising in the East
to warm and comfort my life
and to bring new growth.
Thank You for these weeks of prayer.
In the spirit of the season
my waiting, my patience,
Bless my heart with generosity
and make me ready to receive You.
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.