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Grant that we will always remain constant in our love for you

Grant that we will always remain constant in our love for you

Father in heaven, by the gift of the Holy Spirit grant that we will always remain constant in our love for you and for each other.

Lord, may I be a blessing to others

Lord, may I be a blessing to others

Imagine that God’s face is shining upon you and that God is being gracious to you throughout the day – especially when you are having a difficult time.

 God’s love for us was revealed

God’s love for us was revealed

In this, the last day of the year, we read once again the magnificent prologue to John’s gospel. It is read twice i.e. during the Day Mass of Christmas and today

Lord, as we grow in age, grant us the grace to grow in wisdom and grace

Lord, as we grow in age, grant us the grace to grow in wisdom and grace

The trip to Jerusalem gave Jesus a marvellous opportunity to listen to the doctors of the law and to ask questions for information, clarification and meaning.

Lord, help me to love as You love

Lord, help me to love as You love

The presentation of Jesus in the Temple was an important event. Mary and Joseph were devout followers of their Jewish religion and were obeying the law.

By the mercy of God the darkness is passing

By the mercy of God the darkness is passing

Father in Heaven, through Your infinite mercy, grant that our lives may in all things be guided by Your light and that the darkness may never over power us.

Lord, grant us close to Jesus as His beloved disciples

Lord, grant us close to Jesus as His beloved disciples

Lord, grant that the Gospel according to John may draw us close to Jesus as His beloved disciples.

 Lord, open my heart and speak through me

Lord, open my heart and speak through me

May we be willing to take a stand for the sake of the Gospel and to put our trust in the Lord to speak through us.

Lord Jesus, by the light of Your truth guide our lives

Lord Jesus, by the light of Your truth guide our lives

Lord Jesus, You have taught us that no one can come to the Father except through You. By the light of Your truth guide our lives on earth.

Lord, as You sent us to be the light of the world

Lord, as You sent us to be the light of the world

Lord, as You sent us to be the light of the world, may we, by our Christian lives of faith, hope and love, help others to accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.

Lord Jesus, You are — Emmanuel — God with us

Lord Jesus, You are — Emmanuel — God with us

The Gospel for today is known as “The Visitation.” We will hear the little-known Mary going with haste to visit her older cousin whom she knows to be pregnant

Lord, may you grant us the grace to make possible Mary’s Magnificat relevant in our society

Lord, may you grant us the grace to make possible Mary’s Magnificat relevant in our society

“Lord, may you grant us the grace to make possible Mary’s Magnificat relevant in our society today, thus making Jesus Christ known and loved.”

Lord, we rejoice in You!

Lord, we rejoice in You!

In the Gospel passage, we hear another cry of joy. Upon Mary’s visit, John and then Elizabeth, receive the Spirit in the presence of Jesus.

Lord, give us hope when we most need it

Lord, give us hope when we most need it

Centuries later, the evangelists saw the birth of Jesus as a fulfillment of that prophecy. Although it had already been fulfilled once.

Lord Jesus, increase my faith always

Lord Jesus, increase my faith always

Let’s have faith in God’s loving-kindness. The child will grow, God will bless him, and the Spirit of the Lord will guide him so that God’s intent for the ch

Lord, give me the courage to always do what is right

Lord, give me the courage to always do what is right

God built a future for all humanity through the righteousness and openness of both Mary and Joseph.

God has looked upon his servant in her lowliness

God has looked upon his servant in her lowliness

In the Gospel passage, the lengthy genealogy lists four women all of whom are foreigners with somewhat shady characters. Tamar dressed as a temple or sacred prosti

 Lord Jesus, come

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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