Advent calendar prayer and reflection for 9 December

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“Prepare a way for the Lord, make his paths straight.” 

Luke 3:1-6

John the Baptist is the voice crying in the wilderness, calling on all people to prepare a way for the Lord. 

At Advent, we pay special attention to this cry. We, too, are called to prepare, to make sure that we are ready for the coming of Christ, at Christmas and at the end of time.  

What do you do to prepare for his coming?  

In the midst of all the hectic preparations for the festive season, let us take some time to pause and to reflect on the changes that we can make, so that we are found ready when the time comes. 

Let us take time to renew our relationship with God, and with each other. To recognise that each and every one of us is loved by God and is worthy of living with dignity and respect.  

Let us recognise how connected we all are. How, if one person suffers, we all suffer. Let us take steps to relieve suffering wherever we can so that no one finds themselves excluded from the gifts that God gives for us all.  

Advent prayer

God of life, bringer of hope, inspire me with your love, so that I may reach out to others in love, and so be found ready and waiting when the time comes. Amen. 


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