God of power and mercy,… [2nd Sunday in Advent]

Today is the Second Sunday in Advent in the western Christian traditions. The Hopi & Zuni Festival of Shalako continues today.

Advent is the perfect time to clear and prepare the Way. Advent is a winter training camp for those who desire peace. By reflection and prayer, by reading and meditation, we can make our hearts a place where a blessing of peace would desire to abide and where the birth of the Prince of Peace might take place.
~ Edward Hays, A Pilgrim’s Almanac

God of power and mercy, open our hearts in welcome. Remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy, so that we may share his wisdom and become one with him when he comes in glory, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(Advent prayer from Catholic Online)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I embrace the teacher within.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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