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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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To: Campion
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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