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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Second Sunday of Advent

Today we light another candle on our Advent wreaths and let this be our prayer:
"Be still before the Lord; wait for God.
I wait with longing for the Lord, my soul waits for his Word."

The opening prayer for the Sunday liturgy is:
"God of power and mercy, open our hearts in welcome.
Remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy, so that we may share his wisdom and become one with him when he comes in glory, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, on God, for ever and ever. Amen."

What are the things that hinder me from receiving Christ with joy? Now is the time. John the Baptist tells us, "Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand."

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