Sunday, November 30, 2014

Advent

"Father in Heaven,
Our hearts desire the warmth of your love
and our minds are searching for the light of your Word.
Increase our longing for Christ our Savior
and give us the strength to grow in love,
that the dawn of His coming
may find us rejoicing in His presence
and welcoming the light of His Truth.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord."

---Evening Prayer of the first week of Advent.

Now begins the Holy Season of Advent,
when we prepare for the birth of Jesus Christ,
the Savior of the world.