All-Creating God, we thank you for the gift of traditions and festivities that help us remember the deeper meanings of the holy season of Advent. We pray that you replace our anxieties with the calm and the strength of your Holy Spirit. Fill us with energy, O Spirit, to do those things which you would have us do, and teach us to watch well, O Father God, for the One whose second coming we await, Jesus Christ our Lord, in whose name we pray. Amen.
This prayer is found in the free, downloadable resource, “Advent: A season for all generations” written by Christa von Zychlin. Today is the first Sunday of Advent. We remember Francis Xavier, missionary to Asia, who died in 1552.
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