Sunday, December 2, 2012

Advent Prayer



During Advent season, families should set up an Advent wreath in the family room or other suitable place where the family can gather.  They should pray and reflect.  
  • The Advent wreath is a symbol of Christ.  
  • The "circle" of the wreath and evergreen color are symbols of eternity.  Jesus is the alpha and the omega.  
  • The 3 purple candles represents our penance as we await the Savior the world.  The rose candle represents hope.   
  • The flame represents Christ who is the Light of the World.   



Prayer for the First week of Advent

Grant your faithful, we pray, Almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming, so that, gathered at His right hand, they may be worthy to possess the heavenly kingdom, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen  

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