Today’s Prayer: Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in us a wonder at the wisdom and power of your Father and ours. Receive our prayer as part of our service of the Lord who enlists us in God's own work for justice.
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in us a hunger for peace: peace in the world, peace in our homes, and peace in ourselves.
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in us a joy responsive to God's joy. We seek God’s will, so we can serve with gladness, joy, hope, and love.
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in us the joy and love and peace that is right to bring to the manger of our Lord. Enliven in us, too, sober reverence for the God who acted there, hearty gratitude for the life begun there, and spirited resolution to serve the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, whose advent we hail. Amen. (Adapted from a traditional Advent Prayer)
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P.
A prayer or two to help you through your day!