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A special Advent prayer to maintain a spirit of silence and peace

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Philip Kosloski - published on 12/02/18

The prayer captures the essence of Advent and helps prepare for Christmas.

The Advent season is a special time in the Church to prepare for the celebration of Christmas. Unfortunately, its not always easy keeping the peaceful spirit of Advent in our hearts as the world promotes its own loud and noisy version of Christmas.

One simple way to try and capture that spirit of Advent is to pray this short prayer written by Dutch Catholic priest Henri Nouwen. It is a beautiful prayer, one that can be prayed each day of Advent to help maintain a spirit of silence and peace.

Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us.We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of your kingdom.We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of your presence.We are your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking the light.To you we say, “Come Lord Jesus!”


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Read more:
A short and simple meal prayer for Advent


POPE JOHN PAUL II

Read more:
A prayer to Mary, Mother of Advent from St. John Paul II

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