Today is the first Sunday in Advent in the Western Christian tradition. It marks the beginning of a new year in the ecclesiastical calendar.
During this Advent, let your light of peace and love shine in our world.
Give us eyes to see the signs of your presence in the world.
Help us to prepare our lives and our homes to receive the One who said,
“I am the light of the world.”
Loving God, make room in our hearts for people who need us.
We thank you for friends and strangers who have received us
when we were lonely, afraid, or tired.
May we be ready to receive the love you offer us
and have the courage to share that love with others through loving action.
(Adapted from “Short Advent Prayers”, Catholic Charities USA)
“God gave me the discernment to make sound decisions.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)