Friday, December 16, 2005

Advent Novena Begins: Day One

Advent Novena begins today. The novena is from December 16 to 24. You may pray from your desktop.

Opening Prayer:

Father, all powerful and ever-living God, we give You thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord. When He humbled Himself to come among us as a Man, He fulfilled the plan You formed long ago and opened for us the way to salvation. Now we watch for the day, hoping that the salvation promised us will be ours, when Christ our Lord will come again in His Glory.

Day One

O Lord God, Your Son’s future coming was proclaimed by all the prophets. The Virgin Mother bore Him in her womb with love beyond all telling. John the Baptist was His herald and made Him known when at last He came. In His love He has filled us with joy as we prepare to celebrate His birth. When He comes, may He find us watching in prayer, our hearts filled with wonder and praise.

In memory of the coming of our Lord and Savior, we beg You, Father, to grant us the graces we need to be prepared for His coming to our souls on Christmas. We ask in particular this favor: (mention your request).

For the love Jesus, Your Son, has shown us in becoming man to save us, we beg You to grant our prayers, if it be Your holy will.


Blogger antonia said...

Hey! That is so wonderful! My mum reminded me that I should start an Advent/Christmas Novena today but I didn't know which one to I will definitly be praying this one as you post it day by day! thanks!God Bless. :-)

11:43 AM  
Blogger Saint Peter's helpers said...

Hey there Antonia! Oh how wonderful that your mum reminded you. Thank your mum for us.. she is a blessing!

Thank you for praying this novena with us. God bless!

2:28 PM  
Blogger Carmel said...

I shall pray this one too, I have never prayed an Advent/Christmas novena. Thanks!

3:55 PM  
Blogger Saint Peter's helpers said...

Thank you Carmel for the link! God bless.

7:32 AM  

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