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Tuesday of the second week of Advent


Daily Prayer

Almighty God,
I hear it over and over: you are coming to me.
I feel my heart stir in anticipation,
and I sense that you are inviting me
to enter more deeply
into the mystery of your birth.
Help me to feel renewed patience settle in my heart,
and to lift my face in joy.
I have been like a lost lamb,
but I hear your voice calling me
and I feel how deeply you want me to return.
Somehow I know that you rejoice in my desire to find you.
Help me not to be afraid to say out loud, to believe:
Here is God, coming into my life.

May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.

SOURCE: Creighton University Online Ministries

giving hands

Act of Kindness

Volunteer your time with an organization such as Habitat/Jesuit Volunteer Corps/FarncisCorp/a local food bank and select a project that will bring peace to the recipient (a home, food for the holidays, etc.)



In today’s Gospel we hear about leaving the 99 to search for the 1 lost sheep. Are our ministries focused on the 99 or reaching the 1?