Sunday, December 07, 2014

Advent daybook, 9: be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

My Advent daybook for these 24 days of waiting. Join me, won't you? (see all Advent daybook posts from 2014 here)


Prepare a Place for Gaza this Christmas
Advent appeal by the Diocese of Dublin to raise funds for a Gaza hospital 
A collection of Scriptural prayers for Israel, Gaza and the West Bank here


Psalm 27: be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

{all readings for the day: Psalm 27; Isaiah 26:7-15; Acts 2:37-42}


Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Grant us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (source)

O God, come to our assistance!  O Lord, make haste to help us!  Even so, come, Lord Jesus! Amen. 


Wait for the Lord

smile and show kindness -- to strangers and friends -- all day long
A good idea for our Natalie (yes "natale" - she who is born at Christmas) 
who turns 17 today!

Advent calendar via Ambrosium


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