Today’s Blessing Prayer: Sunday greetings and blessings to all and Happy Christmas Eve! It is just a few hours until we begin the celebration of Christmas. I hope everyone is well today and the busyness of your Christmas preparations is winding down.
As we celebrate this Fourth Sunday of Advent, as we recall Mary’s positive respond to God’s invitation to be part of this great story let us ask God to bless us with the faith and trust of Mary in our prayer of blessing today.
Bless us, O God, in the loving spirit of Mary; bless us today body and soul; bless our dreams, our words and our actions; bless our journeys; bless all that we have and all that we are that we will always live our lives to your greater honor.
Bless us with the grace to be compassionate, forgiving and hopeful that all you have called us to be will bring about your presence in our lives and in the lives of all we meet. Help us to be gentle and kind especially when many around us are not.
Gift us with the grace to say “yes” even when we are unsure where it will take us. Help us to trust in your ever-present love. Amen. Sunday blessings to all! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul