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Tuesday of the Third/Gaudete Week of Advent – 13 December

Tuesday of the Third/Gaudete Week of Advent – 13 December

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

Daily Meditation:

On that day, you need not be ashamed
of all your deeds, your rebellious actions against me.

The Lord’s coming promises us a time
when we need not fear. It will indeed be a time
of purifying, a time of humility and trust in God.
We ask for the grace to be like the child
whose mind is changed and says, “Yes”
to our Lord’s call.

Come, O Lord, do not delay;
forgive the sins of your people.

Closing Prayer:

Lord of such compassionate wisdom,
How often do I exalt myself and ignore You?
I look over the heads of my more humble brothers and sisters,
not seeing how they rely on You so much more than I do.
Help me to learn from them to make You
the center of my life.

You invite me to not be ashamed of what I have done in my life,
but instead offer me a refuge.

Let me call out to You; hear me:
Give me the grace to see those around me who are brokenhearted.
Guide me in staying with them in their sorrows.
I ask for the courage to help them in all the ways they need it
and to be Your servant on this earth.

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.