Tuesday of the first week of Advent
God of forgiveness,
I turn to you in my great weakness
and beg for your help.
Let me feel the joy growing in my heart
as I anticipate your coming.
I hear the message of the prophets of old
and know that the Messiah will bring
new life and new ways of living.
From the humbleness of my life,
help me to grow and bloom
and hear the words
that will change the world.
May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.
SOURCE: Creighton University Online Ministries
Act of Kindness
Visit someone who is homebound and read to them. Pray the Act of Hope with them: Act of Hope “O my God, relying on your infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of your grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord, and Redeemer. Amen.”
“I will make you fishers of men.” Jesus asked the apostles to follow him in today’s Gospel. We are comforted by the reading from Romans that says, “no one who believes in him will be put to shame.” We can place our hope in Christ.