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Friday of the First Week of Advent – 8 December

Friday of the First Week of Advent – 8 December

“Let us adore the Lord, the King who is to come.”

Daily Meditation:
In him we have redemption through his blood,
the forgiveness of our trespasses,
according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us…Ephesians 1:6

In the busiest of times, it is often difficult to realise
that our worst enemy is our own sinfulness.
When we do realise that, however, we can really beg God to save us.
Today, let’s say the prayer Jesus gave us,
devoutly and as a real Advent prayer.

Our Father, in heaven,
may Your name be holy;
may Your kingdom come;
may Your will be done,
on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us today, Your faithful bread for the journey.
Forgive us our sins,
the way we forgive the sins of others.
Don’t let us be overcome by temptation,
but deliver us from all evil.

Today’s Daily Reflection – Intercessions:
Through His Son, God the Father revealed His glory to
men and women. Therefore, let our joyful cry resound:
Lord, may Your name be glorified.

Teach us, Lord, to love each other,
– as Christ loved us for God’s glory.

Fill us with all joy and peace in faith,
– that we may walk in the hope and strength of the Holy Spirit.

Help all mankind, Lord, in Your loving mercy,
– be near to those who seek You without knowing it.

You call and sanctify the elect,
– though we are sinners, crown us with eternal happiness.

Closing Prayer:
Jesus, protector,
I long for Your coming.
The promise of new light is there
if only I can believe.
Protect me from dangers
and lead me through the gloom and darkness
to the joy I so long to find in You.
Lift me from my lowly sins
and give me the promise of salvation
with no more shame,
only the light and saving grace of Your love.
Let the ancient dream be fulfilled in You
and peace come to this life and world.
May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

“Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus.”friday of the first week of advent - 8 december 2017

Author:

Passionate Catholic. Being Catholic is a way of life - a love affair both with God and Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, our most Blessed and Beloved Virgin Mother Mary and the Church. "Religion must be like the air we breathe..."- St John Bosco With the Saints, we "serve the Lord with one consent and serve the Lord with one pure language, not indeed to draw them forth from their secure dwelling-places, not superstitiously to honour them, or wilfully to rely on the, ... but silently to contemplate them for edification, thereby encouraging our faith, enlivening our patience..." Blessed John Henry Newman Prayer is what the world needs combined with the example of our lives which testify to the Light of Christ. This site will mainly concentrate on Daily Prayers, Novenas and the Memorials and Feast Days of our friends in Heaven, the Saints who went before us and the great blessings the Church provides in our Catholic Monthly Devotions. "For the saints are sent to us by God as so many sermons. We do not use them, it is they who move us and lead us, to where we had not expected to go.” Charles Cardinal Journet (1891-1975) This site adheres to the Catholic Church and all her teachings but rejects the Second Vatican Council as heretical and, therefore, all that followed it.

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