DAILY PRAYER

In this Advent help us Lord to change our hearts

In this Advent help us Lord to change our hearts and minds and ask John the Baptist what should we do like the people of his time asked from a genuine heart so that we may change our attitude and behaviour to our brothers and sisters in a befitting manner for your birth among us. Amen.

December 16,2018

Daily Reading

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Reading of the day: Third Sunday of Advent

Cry out with joy and gladness: for among you is the great and Holy One of Israel. Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem!

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Readings of the day: Saturday of the Second Week of Advent

By the word of the Lord he shut up the heavens, and also three times brought down fire.

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Readings of the day: Memorial of Saint John of the Cross

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers.

Daily Reflection

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Lord Jesus, come

“Lord Jesus come” (Maranatha) is an ancient Christian prayer(1Cor.16:22; Rev.22:20)which Paul uses to encourage the first Christians.

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Lord, prepare my heart and mind for Your presence

God is always at work, and God’s messengers are always in the world. We need to be sensitive and attentive to the signs of God’s quiet presence — we would not want to miss God’s visit.

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O Lord, that truth which alone can set us free from every form of darkness

When we find our hearts so unteachably seeking what is not good or not good for us, teach us again.

Saint of the Day

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St. Adelaide

Adelaide died in 999 at the monastery of Seltz, Alsace, and was canonized in 1097 by Pope Urban II

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Saint Maria Crocifissa Di Rosa

St. Maria Crocifissa Di Rosa was born in 1813, and was the founder of the Handmaids of Charity, in Brescia, Italy in 1839.

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St. John of the Cross

Dec. 14 is the liturgical memorial of Saint John of the Cross, a 16th century Carmelite priest best known for reforming his order together with Saint Teresa of Avila.

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