Lord, how good it is for us to be here -- Matthew 17

Family Playlist-Light of the World

For our December playlist, we are focusing on Advent and Christmas. Below, not only will you find great resources about how to welcome Jesus, Light of the World but also resources tied to each weekly theme for Advent. 

Advent Weekly Devotional Readings

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  • What kind of mountains keeps Jesus and his Light away from us? What separates us from Jesus? 
  • How can we break down those mountains within our hearts?
  • What should we do to fill up the valleys?
  • What else do you want to say to Jesus?

Weekly advent prayers: One person in the family may light the candle; another read the prayer with all responding “Amen” or all might read the prayer together. Click Here for a video on how to make an Advent Wreath at home. 

First Week: The first purple candle is lit, and the prayer for the first week is said.
All-powerful God, increase our strength of will for doing good that Christ may find an eager welcome at his coming and call us to his side in the kingdom of heaven, where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God, forever and ever. AMEN.

Second Week: Two purple candles are lit, and the prayer for the second week is said.
God of power and mercy open our hearts in welcome. Remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy so that we may share his wisdom and become one with him when he comes in glory, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. AMEN

Third Week: Two purple and the rose candle are lit and the prayer for the third week is said.
Lord God, may we, your people, who look forward to the birthday of Christ experience the joy of salvation and celebrate that feast with love and thanksgiving. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN

Fourth Week: All four candles are lit, and the prayer for the fourth week is said.
Father, all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of your plan. Lift our minds in watchful hope to hear the voice which announces his glory and open our minds to receive the Spirit who prepares us for his coming. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

Excerpted from A Prayer Book of Catholic Devotions.