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Quote/s of the Day – 6 December – Prepare the way of the Lord

Quote/s of the Day – 6 December – The Second Sunday of Advent

“Prepare the way of the Lord
make his paths straight”

Mark 1:3

“Open wide your door
to the One who comes.
Open your soul,
throw open the depths of your heart
to see the riches of simplicity,
the treasures of peace,
the sweetness of grace.
Open your heart and run to meet
the Sun of eternal light
that illuminates all men.”

St Ambrose (340-397)
Father and Doctor of the Church

“I speak out in order to lead Him
into your hearts
but He does not choose to come
where I lead Him,
unless you prepare the way for Him.”

St Augustine (354-430)
Father and Doctor of the Church

“If we wish to make any progress in the service of God,
we must begin everyday of our life, with new eagerness.
We must keep ourselves, in the presence of God,
as much as possible and have no other view
or end, in all our actions but the divine honour.”

St Charles Borromeo (1538-1584)

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Saturday of the Second Week of Advent – 16 December

Saturday of the Second Week of Advent – 16 December
“Let us adore the Lord, the King who is to come.”

Daily Meditation:
Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.

God seems to like to prepare the way for our salvation.
We can experience prophets, even Elijah’s on fire with God’s word.
What are the messages, the stirrings, the signs of fire
that are preparing the way for the Lord to enter my life these days?
Can we make friends with these preparations for the Lord?

Blessed is he who shall have seen you
and who falls asleep in your friendship...Sirach 48:11

Today’s Daily Reflection – Intercessions:
To Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, who will come again in
glory with great power, let us make our humble prayer:
Come, Lord Jesus!

Lord Jesus, You will come with great power,
– look on our lowliness and make us worthy of Your gifts.

You came to be the good news for mankind,
– may we always proclaim Your saving work.

You are worthy of praises, for You have life and rule all
things,
– help us to wait in joyful hope for the coming of Your
glory.

We long for the grace of Your coming,
– console us with the gift of Your own divine life.

Closing Prayer:
Jesus,
in the darkness of these Advent nights
let me be guided by the light of Your word.
Give me the humility to be led by You
and the wisdom to learn from You.
I feel Your light in my life
and in the world.
I am grateful for the Saviour who awaits us,
and eagerly await the time of rejoicing.
Let me look forward in hope
and turn to You with great trust,
knowing You will guide my steps
along the unknown path of this day.
May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

“Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus.”sat of the second week - 16 dec 2017

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Thursday of the Second Week of Advent – 14 December 2017

Thursday of the Second Week of Advent – 14 December 2017

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

Daily Meditation:
The afflicted and the needy seek water in vain
The Lord is gracious and merciful; slow to anger and of great kindness.

So often we are “afflicted and needy”
and we seem to “seek water in vain.”
Today we listen to a refreshing promise
of how much our Lord desires to refresh us.
Each of us can fill in what we need the most

I am the LORD, your God, who grasp your right hand;
It is I who say to you, “Fear not, I will help you.” …Isaiah 41:13

Whoever has ears ought to hear. ..Matthew 11:15

Today’s Daily Reflection – Intercessions:

Your kingship is a kingship for ever, your reign lasts from age to age…Psalm 145:13

Let us pray to God our Father who sent His Son to save
mankind:
Show us Your mercy, Lord.

Father most merciful, we confess our faith in Your Christ
with our words,
– keep us from denying Him in our actions.

You have sent Your Son to rescue us,
– remove every sorrow from the face of the earth and
from our country.

Our land looks forward with delight to the approach of
Your Son,
– let it experience the fullness of your joy.

Through your mercy makes us live holy and chaste lives in
this world,
– eagerly awaiting the blessed hope and coming of Christ
in glory.

Closing Prayer:
Lord, like a loving parent,
You offer me Your comforting hand
Help me to wait for Your coming with patience
and to listen to what You ask of me.
I want so much to be one of “Your people”
and to live my life in You.
Thank You for the way You bless my life.
Thank You for listening to my prayers
and for planting deep in my heart
the knowledge that with You,
nothing is impossible.
May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

 

“Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus.”thursday of the second week advent - 14 dec 2017