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Today is Day Four of the Christmas Novena.
Monday, December 20
Read Isaiah 7:10-14
Jesus, you are a sign to us of how much God loves us. Because of you, God is with us and lives in us. You have torn down the wall between us so that we can hear your voice and follow you
Fourth Day of the O Antiphons — O Clavis David
O Key of David
Tuesday, December 21
Read Luke 1:39-45
Lord, by filling Elizabeth with the Holy Spirit, she was able to recognize your Son in her midst. Although we feel as unworthy as Elizabeth, pour out your Holy Spirit on us as well so that we may recognize you in one another and in the poor and needy.
Day Five of the O Antiphons
O Radiant Dawn
Wednesday, December 22
Read Luke 1:46-56
Lord, like Mary, our spirits rejoice in you. Give each member of our family the grace to magnify you, just as Mary did. Like those before us, we call Mary blessed for her complete surrender to your will.
Thursday, December 23
Read Malachi 3:1-4,23-24
Holy Spirit, we want our hearts to be ready to receive Jesus. Open our eyes to see our sins and the areas in our lives that need to change. Purify us so that we can give Jesus a pleasing offering of our lives. He is worthy!
Day Six of the O Antiphons — Rex Gentium, King of All Nations, King of the Gentiles
Last Day of the O Antiphons
O Emanuel — God with us
Friday, December 24
Read Luke 1:67-79
Jesus, as the dawn breaks each morning, let your light break into our lives in a new way this Christmas. As we come to you each day in prayer with our burdens and our needs, help us to comprehend more fully your mercy and love. Give us hearts like yours.
Saturday, December 25The Nativity of Our Lord
Read John 1:1-18
Father, you first loved us! You chose us and declared: I want them to be my children forever. And then through Jesus you poured out grace upon grace on us so we could love you and follow you. It is not by our power, but by your incredible love for us, that we believe in your Son
Sunday, December 26The Holy Family
Read Colossians 3:12-21
Lord, in our family today and every day, may we be clothed with your mercy and love. Bind us together in perfect harmony. We lift our hearts to you in thanksgiving for the family you have given us. Help us to be more like the Holy Family each day.
Monday, December 27St. John
Read 1 John 1:1-4
Thank you, Father, for your apostle John, who testified to your life and love. As we are filled with your life, we have fellowship with you, with your Son, Jesus, and with one another. You are so generous. Our joy is complete.
Tuesday, December 28The Holy Innocents
Read Matthew 2:13-18
Lord, although the powers of darkness rage against the light of Christ, you are always the victor. We join our voices with those innocent children who were martyred that day and now enjoy the light of your presence forever. Keep away from us all darkness, and protect us from evil.
Wednesday, December 29
Read Luke 2:22-35
Father, you have fulfilled all your promises in your Son Jesus. Through him you have established a new covenant with your people. We thank you for your steadfast, never-ending love. Like Simeon and Anna, we will sing of your love and proclaim your mercy through all generations.
Thursday, December 30
Read Psalm 96:7-10
You are worthy, Lord God, of every word of praise we could utter. We praise so many things and people around us, but who can compare with you? You made everything there is, and you hold all of us in your hand and in your heart. We praise you above all.
Friday, December 31
Read 1 John 2:18-21
Jesus, you are the way, the truth, and the life. You have anointed us with your Holy Spirit. As the new year begins, keep us close to you and fill us with the fire of your love so that we may proclaim your truth to everyone we meet.
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