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Lord God, in this Advent season of preparation, we remember the many years that God’s people waited in the hope of the Messiah’s coming.  As we ready ourselves to celebrate the birth of that Messiah, open our hearts to seeking you through prayer and service to our neighbor. We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

—The Jesuit Prayer team

 

 


Prayer

Loving God, as I labor in your vineyard, it’s often hard to rejoice. Only with your Grace can I see beyond the immediate suffering. Give me that Grace and the Joy to await and again celebrate Emmanuel.

—Fr. Rafael Garcia, SJ


Prayer

The Advent mystery is the beginning of the end of all within us that is not yet Christ.

—Thomas Merton

 

 

 

 


Prayer

God, You are more patient than the most patient parent. Help me to allow myself to be loved by you. Teach me for my own good. Lead me in the ways I should go. Guide my feet in the way of peace.

Amen.  

—Lauren Hackman-Brooks

 

 

 

 

 


Prayer

Hearing Better Voices

We make a pause
amid many voices–
some innocent and some seductive,
some violent and some coercive,
some forgiven and genuine,
some not.
Amid this cacophony that pulls us
in many directions,
we have these old voices of your prophets;
these voices attest to
your fierce self,
your severe summons,
your generous promise,
your abiding presence.

Give us good ears,
perchance you have a word for us tonight;
Give us grace and courage to listen,
to answer,
to care,
and to rejoice,
that we may be more fully your people.

—Walter Brueggemann from Prayers for a Privileged People

 

 

  

 

 


Prayer

O God, Father of mercies, who placed your people under the singular protection of your Son’s most holy Mother, grant that all who invoke the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe, may seek with ever more lively faith the progress of peoples in the ways of justice and of peace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

—Collect Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 

 

 

 

 

 


Prayer

Lord, at times I am in the fold. Other times, I am lost and wandering. But you come and search for me, to bring me close to you. Grant me the grace to see you as you enter into my life each day, so that by your grace I may live in such a way that others may see that I am inspired by you, the Good Shepherd. Amen.

—Mike Tedone, SJ

 

 

 


Prayer

Lord Jesus, open my eyes to recognize the needs of those around me, so that I may respond in love and, in doing so, make you known in their midst.  Amen.

—The Jesuit Prayer team

 

 

 


Prayer

Loving God, as I once again anticipate the coming of Jesus, help me prepare by both looking inward and outward to recognize your presence.

—Fr. Rafael Garcia, SJ


Prayer

Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

—Traditional prayer 

 

 

 


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Prayer

Lord God, in this Advent season of preparation, we remember the many years that God’s people waited in the hope of the Messiah’s coming.  As we ready ourselves to celebrate the birth of that Messiah, open our hearts to seeking you through prayer and service to our neighbor. We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

—The Jesuit Prayer team

 

 


Prayer

Loving God, as I labor in your vineyard, it’s often hard to rejoice. Only with your Grace can I see beyond the immediate suffering. Give me that Grace and the Joy to await and again celebrate Emmanuel.

—Fr. Rafael Garcia, SJ


Prayer

The Advent mystery is the beginning of the end of all within us that is not yet Christ.

—Thomas Merton

 

 

 

 


Prayer

God, You are more patient than the most patient parent. Help me to allow myself to be loved by you. Teach me for my own good. Lead me in the ways I should go. Guide my feet in the way of peace.

Amen.  

—Lauren Hackman-Brooks

 

 

 

 

 


Prayer

Hearing Better Voices

We make a pause
amid many voices–
some innocent and some seductive,
some violent and some coercive,
some forgiven and genuine,
some not.
Amid this cacophony that pulls us
in many directions,
we have these old voices of your prophets;
these voices attest to
your fierce self,
your severe summons,
your generous promise,
your abiding presence.

Give us good ears,
perchance you have a word for us tonight;
Give us grace and courage to listen,
to answer,
to care,
and to rejoice,
that we may be more fully your people.

—Walter Brueggemann from Prayers for a Privileged People

 

 

  

 

 


Prayer

O God, Father of mercies, who placed your people under the singular protection of your Son’s most holy Mother, grant that all who invoke the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe, may seek with ever more lively faith the progress of peoples in the ways of justice and of peace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

—Collect Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 

 

 

 

 

 


Prayer

Lord, at times I am in the fold. Other times, I am lost and wandering. But you come and search for me, to bring me close to you. Grant me the grace to see you as you enter into my life each day, so that by your grace I may live in such a way that others may see that I am inspired by you, the Good Shepherd. Amen.

—Mike Tedone, SJ

 

 

 


Prayer

Lord Jesus, open my eyes to recognize the needs of those around me, so that I may respond in love and, in doing so, make you known in their midst.  Amen.

—The Jesuit Prayer team

 

 

 


Prayer

Loving God, as I once again anticipate the coming of Jesus, help me prepare by both looking inward and outward to recognize your presence.

—Fr. Rafael Garcia, SJ


Prayer

Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

—Traditional prayer