Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Opening prayer: "Come, Lord Jesus, do not delay! Give new courage to your people who trust in your love. By your coming, raise us to the joy of your kingdom, where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen."
Isaiah said: A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him; a spirit of wisdom and of understanding; a spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord,... The time has come; tomorrow our Savior, Christ the Lord is born! Let us rejoice as we prepare our hearts today to receive the Infant Jesus who longs to be with us, to love us and to be loved by us!