Daily Advent Prayer

Let us rejoice for the imminent coming of our Redeemer and share this joy with others, giving comfort and hope to the poor, the sick, and to the people who are lonely and unhappy.  Let us welcome the Lord who always comes and knocks at our door, knocks at our heart, in order to draw near to us.  He invites us to recognize his footsteps among the brothers and sisters who pass beside us,especially the weakest and most needy.  Help us to hear God’s voice in prayer and to serve God with compassion in our brothers and sisters, especially the weakest and the most needy, so as to be prepared for our Christmas appointment, preparing our hearts to welcome Jesus.  – Pope Francis