One Prayer a Day for Advent- Week 4
Alexander, Andy, S.J.
Waldron, Maureen McCann
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Text from the first half of "One Prayer a Day for Advent - Week 4"The Fourth Week of Advent - In 2012 use only Monday & Tuesday in 4th week. SundayOh, Adonai, dearest Lord, Compassionate God of justice, so many areas of my life seem imprisoned but you promise me real freedom and peace in my life. Renew my spirit and free my soul. Please, open my heart which you have bathed in the longing of Advent. I am awe-struck as your glory fills the earth and I want to follow you in caring for others. Grant me the grace to see how you shine your light on the poor who have such a special place in your heart.MondayOh, Jesus who descended from Jesse, you are a sign of God's love. I feel hopeful and expectant, filled with a rebirth of joy and love. I depend you so much. You are a rock for my belief and a sign of God's love. Fill me with your praise! I want to sing your glory, filled with joy for the message of hope you send. I don't always understand when you are acting on my behalf. Thank you for the message of hope you send me. Give me true faith and love as I celebrate the mystery of how you came to be with us. Tuesday Oh, Jesus, you hold the key that will unlock my constricted heart. It gives me great hope that Mary said yes to you and your plan. She was filled with the Spirit and put aside her own doubts. I know you are ready to answer my prayers, ease my doubts and calm my fears. Sometimes I don't hear your messengers because they aren't what I expect. They aren't wearing wings or halos but are the people standing in front of me. How many times have I not listened? How often have I balked at your messages and your messengers? Fill me with the light of your Spirit and enter, in all your glory into my life. Let me rejoice!