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Friday of the Fourth Week of Advent 23 December 2016

Friday of the Fourth Week of Advent
23 December 2016

“Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise.”

Daily Meditation:
Zechariah asked for a tablet and wrote, “John ”
and all were amazed.
Immediately his mouth was opened, his tongue freed
and he spoke, blessing God.
When Zechariah could say “John,” that is, “God is Gracious,”
he was freed to give thanks and praise to God.

Let’s each of us express our gratitude to our God
for coming to be with us, for forgiving our sins,
for saving us from the power of death.
Let’s ask that we might be purified of all self-love
that we might receive His coming to us this week.

But who will endure the day of his coming?
And who can stand when he appears?
For he is like the refiner’s fire,
or like the fuller’s lye. Mal. 3

Lift up Your heads and see; Your redemption is near at hand.

Closing Prayer:
Oh, Emmanuel,
You have touched me;
You are God-with-Me.

Thank You for these weeks of prayer.
In the spirit of the season
my waiting, my patience,
feels sacred.

Refine and purify my heart
with the hottest flame of Your love.
Give me the courage of Your prophets
and let me do what is right
even when others don’t understand.

Bless my heart with generosity
and make me ready to receive You.

Come, Lord Jesus! Come!

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.




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