An Advent Prayer
Emmanuel- God with us,
I invite you today to come be with me
and grant me Your blessing.
Help me in this busy season not to miss
the miracle of Your coming in the "everyday-ness"
as well as on the feast of Christmas.
Save me from concern or anxiety
about what to give...
and help me give attention to how I give
my time, my listening and sharing
my help and attention,
my preparation for prayer and worship,
and my prayer itself.
May all this season's gatherings
with family, at Church, at work and with friends
be filled with the joy, reverence and patience
which Advent celebrates.
As Your follower and beloved child
may I prepare my heart
so that Your Word may become flesh
in me and in all whom I meet.
From the Pastor's Desk
Fr. Jed Sumampong, C.P