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A Simple Way to Pray around the Advent Wreath: Prayers for Every Day During Advent
WAU.org ^ | Advent-2010 | Theresa Keller

Posted on 11/28/2010 3:36:38 PM PST by Salvation

 

A Simple Way to Pray around the Advent Wreath

Prayers for Every Day During Advent

A Simple Way to Pray around the Advent Wreath

For many Catholic families, the Advent wreath is a treasured tradition. In the darkest days of winter, as we gather around the dinner table, the candles remind us of the light of Christ. This is the perfect time for family prayer.

The suggested Scripture passages are taken from one of the Mass readings for the day. The accompanying prayers can be read by different members of the family on alternating days. On Christmas Day, you can continue your family prayer time by removing the three purple and one pink candle and replacing them with white or red candles. We hope these prayers will prepare everyone in your family for Christmas. May the Lord bless you as together you raise your voices and hearts to him.



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Sunday, November 28—First Sunday of Advent

Read Matthew 24:37-44

Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, we want to look for you this Advent. We give this time to you and ask you to surprise us with your presence and your love. Any time of the day or night, we want to know your touch and receive your word into our hearts.


1 posted on 11/28/2010 3:36:49 PM PST by Salvation
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Advent Prayer Ping -- Pray as a Family Each Evening

2 posted on 11/28/2010 3:48:42 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

What is “advent”? Seriously ,is that in the Bible? I don’t see it in the Bible. Is it just institutional jargon ? Thought we were not to ad a dot or title?


3 posted on 11/28/2010 5:23:05 PM PST by Benchim
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To: Salvation

Thank you! :)


4 posted on 11/28/2010 6:19:47 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Benchim

Advent is the beginning of the litrugical year for Catholics.

Christ has to come into the world first, right?

So, we as Catholics, prepare for that pilgrimage to Bethlehem with St. Joseph and the Blessed Virgin Mary with four weeks or prayer-peration — the priest’s new word this morning in his sermon.

We pray, some will fast, all will give up a little something — it’s sort of like a mini Lent, but it’s only 28 days instead of the 40 days of Lent from Ash Wednesday to Easter.

BTW, did you know that many Protestants go to Catholic Churches on Ash Wednesday to receive the ashes on their foreheads? Churches are always jam-packed at all the Masses.


5 posted on 11/28/2010 6:30:14 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Benchim
Advent is also a prpeparation for the Second Coming of Christ.

Here's a thread that explains Advent pretty well.

Advent Overview

6 posted on 11/28/2010 6:32:21 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Benchim
What is “advent”? Seriously ,is that in the Bible? I don’t see it in the Bible. Is it just institutional jargon ? Thought we were not to ad a dot or title?

It's "jot or tittle," not "dot or title".

And we're not adding anything to the Bible; we're actually living it. The liturgical year recapitulates salvation history. We just ended up the year hearing about the second coming of Christ and the end of all things.

Today the year, and the story of salvation, begins again. Advent -- from a Latin word meaning "coming" or "coming toward" -- is the prolog to the coming of the Messiah. It's represented in your Bible by the part called the "Old Testament".

7 posted on 11/28/2010 6:35:57 PM PST by Campion
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To: Benchim; Campion
Certainly looks biblical to me.

November 28, 2010


First Sunday of Advent

Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
Reading 2
Gospel


Reading 1

Is 2:1-5

This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz,
saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
In days to come,
the mountain of the LORD’s house
shall be established as the highest mountain
and raised above the hills.
All nations shall stream toward it;
many peoples shall come and say:
“Come, let us climb the LORD’s mountain,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may instruct us in his ways,
and we may walk in his paths.”
For from Zion shall go forth instruction,
and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
He shall judge between the nations,
and impose terms on many peoples.
They shall beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks;
one nation shall not raise the sword against another,
nor shall they train for war again.
O house of Jacob, come,
let us walk in the light of the Lord!

 
Responsorial Psalm

R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
I rejoiced because they said to me,
“We will go up to the house of the LORD.”
And now we have set foot
within your gates, O Jerusalem.
R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
Jerusalem, built as a city
with compact unity.
To it the tribes go up,
the tribes of the LORD.
R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
According to the decree for Israel,
to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
In it are set up judgment seats,
seats for the house of David.
R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
May those who love you prosper!
May peace be within your walls,
prosperity in your buildings.
R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
Because of my brothers and friends
I will say, “Peace be within you!”
Because of the house of the LORD, our God,
I will pray for your good.
R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

 
Reading 2

Brothers and sisters:
You know the time;
it is the hour now for you to awake from sleep.
For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed;
the night is advanced, the day is at hand.
Let us then throw off the works of darkness
and put on the armor of light;
let us conduct ourselves properly as in the day,
not in orgies and drunkenness,
not in promiscuity and lust,
not in rivalry and jealousy.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make no provision for the desires of the flesh.

 
Gospel

Jesus said to his disciples:
“As it was in the days of Noah,
so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
In those days before the flood,
they were eating and drinking,
marrying and giving in marriage,
up to the day that Noah entered the ark.
They did not know until the flood came and carried them all away.
So will it be also at the coming of the Son of Man.
Two men will be out in the field;
one will be taken, and one will be left.
Two women will be grinding at the mill;
one will be taken, and one will be left.
Therefore, stay awake!
For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.
Be sure of this: if the master of the house
had known the hour of night when the thief was coming,
he would have stayed awake
and not let his house be broken into.
So too, you also must be prepared,
for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”



8 posted on 11/28/2010 6:41:32 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

“Advent”. Do you see that? “Advent”? I’m sorry but advent is not in the Bible.


9 posted on 11/28/2010 6:45:05 PM PST by Benchim
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10 posted on 11/28/2010 6:45:21 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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“Advent”. Do you see that? “Advent”? I’m sorry but the word “advent” is not in the Bible. What is the concept? Legalism?
http://antinomianism-salvation.blogspot.com/


11 posted on 11/28/2010 6:49:41 PM PST by Benchim
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To: Benchim

So sorry that you do not want to prepare for the coming of the Lord, God made man, the Christ Child.

Use your concordance and find the word “coming” — you will find advent in the “coming of the Lord.”

Good Night.


12 posted on 11/28/2010 7:12:32 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Monday, November 29

Read Isaiah 4:2-6

Father, we want to tell you that we need you every day. Convince us that you have a perfect plan for our family life, as we look at how you worked your ways in the life of your Son. We declare that your ways are perfect.


13 posted on 11/28/2010 7:13:33 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Benchim

Please do not ping me again. This was put uo for Catholics, but many Protestants also practice Advent — so I did not make it a caucus thread.


14 posted on 11/28/2010 7:14:29 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

What a great link! Thanks, Salvation.


15 posted on 11/28/2010 7:36:06 PM PST by Aggie Mama
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To: Salvation

This was put up

Guess I was upset. LOL! Forgive me, Lord.


16 posted on 11/28/2010 8:06:05 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Use your imagination. Instead of “Advent,” think “pregnancy.” If all goes well, women (including Jesus’s mother) are pregnant for nine months, give or take a week or so. One of the ladies in my congregation is expecting her first baby on December 15. She’s at what I call the “hippo” state, where you can barely move; being about 5 feet tall makes it even more difficult.

Cristina hasn’t spent the last 8-1/2 months pretending nothing was going to change in her life. She’s been praying. And she’s been sick. And she’s been sleepy. She’s been receiving gifts from her family and friends and church members, because the birth of a first child changes everything in your life and your husband’s life and your parents life ... on out through the community, because we’re all family. I hope to be buying cute pink frocks for Cristina’s daughter years from now.

Jesus was born. Maybe it wasn’t on whatever passed for December 25 in the calendar at the time, but who cares? He was born, and it changed everything. I’m actually in a minority, because I think it was His conception, the moment of His taking on humanity, that really matters. 11 pregnancies ... life changes at *that* moment, even before you begin to feel vaguely unwell and “here we go again.”

But, whatever the calendar date chosen, to every year re-prepare for the way everything changed ... to every year re-start being the person you should be because Emmanu-el ... what could be the problem with that?


17 posted on 11/28/2010 8:15:31 PM PST by Tax-chick (We know that terrorists are Moslems. I repeat, we know that terrorists are Moslems.)
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To: Benchim; Salvation; All
"Advent" comes from the Latin word, "Adventus". It is commonly translated as "coming"

Here is a link to the mentions of "Adventus" in the Latin Vulgate Bible-you can click to translate to the Douay-Rheims English version.

18 posted on 11/28/2010 8:15:48 PM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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Here is some more info from a website highlighting two of my favorite “non doubting” Thomases, Thomas Aquinas and Thomas More:
http://www.aquinasandmore.com/catholic-articles/The-History-and-Meaning-of-Advent/article/173


19 posted on 11/28/2010 8:21:03 PM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: Benchim
I’m sorry but advent is not in the Bible.

Neither is "antinomianism," but you keep pumping a blog by that name.

20 posted on 11/29/2010 7:44:06 AM PST by Campion
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Looks like heresy to me.

ANTINOMIANISM

The doctrine that claims that a person's faith in God and in the person of Christ frees him from the moral obligations of the law, whether natural or positive, biblical or ecclesiastical. It is a logical consequence of any theory that so stresses the work of the Holy Spirit as to exclude the need for co-operation with divine grace. The most authoritative condemnation of Antinomianism was by the Council of Trent, which saw in the Reformation principle of faith without good works the source of Antinomian conclusions. Hence among other anathemas of Trent was the censure of anyone who says that "God has given Jesus Christ to men as a redeemer in whom they are to trust, but not as a lawgiver whom they are to obey" (Denzinger 1571). (Etym. Greek anti, against + nomos, law.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

21 posted on 11/29/2010 8:02:35 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Christ has to come into the world first, right?

Pssst. He's already come.

22 posted on 11/29/2010 11:47:15 AM PST by T Minus Four (Duh. We were talking about in the old days or not-so-distant old days)
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To: Campion

The word is “pimping” :-)


23 posted on 11/29/2010 11:48:13 AM PST by T Minus Four (Duh. We were talking about in the old days or not-so-distant old days)
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Tuesday, November 30—St. Andrew

Read Matthew 4:18-22

Father, it is amazing that you want to speak to us! Help us to hear you in little ways today. We are like little children climbing onto you lap, longing to hear you speak to us. We want to receive all that you have for us. How generous you are!


24 posted on 11/29/2010 10:14:57 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Wednesday, December 1

Read Isaiah 25:6-10

Lord God, we see in Jesus that you keep all your promises and bring everything about at just the right time. You said you would send your Son, and you did! We trust in your promises and your faithfulness.


25 posted on 11/30/2010 10:36:42 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Thursday, December 2

Read Matthew 7:21,24-27

Jesus, you are our rock. Our plans and decisions must be built on your faithfulness and wisdom. You love us and care for our family so much! Show us how to rely on you for our strength and hope.


26 posted on 12/01/2010 11:21:11 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Friday, December 3

Read Psalm 27:1,4,13-14

Lord, there are many things we think we need to do. But our real peace and fulfillment come from you alone and from spending time with you. Having you present with our family in every moment is our greatest treasure. We praise you and we love you!


27 posted on 12/02/2010 11:28:39 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Saturday, December 4

Read Psalm 147:1-6

Jesus, you came to be with us, to heal us, and to make us beautiful for the Father. Heal any divisions and hurts in our families. You who gave names to billions of stars care much more for us. Only you can change our hearts!


28 posted on 12/04/2010 12:14:35 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Advent - 2nd Sunday   

29 posted on 12/04/2010 9:47:38 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Sunday, December 5—Second Sunday of Advent

Read Matthew 3:1-12

We could never be worthy of you, Jesus, but through Baptism, you are now our brother, and we are sons and daughters of your Father. Your love is extravagant! You have more for us than we can ask or imagine.


31 posted on 12/05/2010 10:35:02 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Monday, December 6

Read Isaiah 35:1-10

Father, you know everything and watch over all creation! We are not ashamed to admit that we are weak and rely on you for strength. All day long you care for our families and give us all that we need.


32 posted on 12/05/2010 10:35:53 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Tuesday, December 7

Read Isaiah 40:1-11

Holy Spirit, show us the uneven and rough places in our lives. We repent for wanting our own way or thinking only of ourselves. Deliver us so that the glory of the Father can shine in us.


33 posted on 12/06/2010 11:47:17 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Wednesday, December 8— Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Read Luke 1:26-38

Father, you promised that nothing is impossible. We entrust to you the problems and areas of our lives that seem impossible. We trust your word to us. You are an awesome, mighty, and infinite God!


34 posted on 12/07/2010 10:07:40 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Thursday, December 9

Matthew 11:11-15

Jesus, you came from your holy dwelling to live in us! What can we say but “yes”—we want you to come into our midst. We love you, Jesus, and we praise you. We open our hearts to you!


35 posted on 12/08/2010 11:33:09 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Friday, December 10

Read Psalm 1:1-4,6

Holy Spirit, we don’t want to follow the ways of those who don’t know you. We want to sit with you and delight in you just as you delight in us. Write your ways on our hearts.


36 posted on 12/09/2010 10:25:25 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Saturday, December 11

Read Psalm 80:2-3,15-16,18-19

You created us, Father, and we belong to you. Deliver us from the evil one, who has no authority over our lives. Bring your might against the devil’s lies so we can be reassured that we are your children.


37 posted on 12/10/2010 11:50:31 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Sunday, December 12—Third Sunday of Advent

Read Matthew 11:2-11

Lord, like John the Baptist, we turn to you. Give each member of our family the grace to recognize and proclaim you as John did. Give us the grace and wisdom to follow you joyfully all the days of our lives.


38 posted on 12/11/2010 10:00:01 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Advent - 3rd Sunday


39 posted on 12/12/2010 9:28:20 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Monday, December 13

Read Psalm 25:4-9

Jesus, you show us that the paths of the Lord are paths of mercy. We no longer need to be afraid to confront our sin and weakness, for through your Incarnation and death on the cross, you have saved us. Your mercy is our constant companion, and your love is never-ending.


41 posted on 12/12/2010 9:30:53 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Tuesday, December 14

Read Psalm 34

Lord, we praise and thank you for your grace and mercy, which follow us all the time. Thank you for lifting us up when we stumble and for freeing us from the power of sin and death. We rejoice in you!


42 posted on 12/13/2010 9:57:13 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Wednesday, December 15

Read Luke 7:18-23

Lord Jesus, we look forward to the day when you will come again in glory. And we rejoice that right now you come into our hearts each and every time we come to you in prayer. Reveal your wonders to us, Lord. We await your coming!


43 posted on 12/14/2010 9:42:23 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Thursday, December 16

Read Psalm 30:2,4-6,11-13

Lord, you are our helper, our guide, and our strength. Help us to recognize and rejoice in the many ways you show us your faithfulness and mercy. And help us to love and to rejoice in one another.


44 posted on 12/15/2010 9:38:46 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Also -- the Christmas Novena starts on the 16th.

Christmas Novena

45 posted on 12/15/2010 9:39:35 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Friday, December 17

Read Matthew 1:1-17

Father, you worked out everything according to your plan. You are intimately moving in the lives of your people. You have not forgotten us! We are in your every thought. How much you love us!


46 posted on 12/16/2010 10:33:49 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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The O Antiphons start today. Listen for them!

Praising the Names of Jesus: The Antiphons of Advent
The O Antiphons
Ego Cras (Anagram of the Messianic Titles of Christ in the "O" Antiphons)
Praying with the "O" Antiphons
The 'O' Antiphons -- Prayer Activity for Families
O Antiphons -- Scriptural Detail of these Advent prayers
The Great Advent Antiphons
What are the “O Antiphons”?

47 posted on 12/16/2010 10:34:37 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Saturday, December 18

Read Jeremiah 23:5-8

Jesus, you are the righteous Branch. It is only as we are grafted into you, as branches are grafted onto the vine, that we are made righteous. You reign forever and ever!


48 posted on 12/18/2010 1:39:31 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Today is Day Three of the Christmas Novena.



49 posted on 12/18/2010 1:40:30 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Sunday, December 19—Fourth Sunday of Advent

Read Psalm 24:1-6

Yes, Lord, we love you and we seek your face. Help us to prepare for your coming and to open wide our hearts to you. Enter in, Lord Jesus, and make your home in us and in our whole family.


50 posted on 12/18/2010 10:05:12 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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