Sunday, November 28, 2010

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT


And the Holy Father's Advent Prayer for Life:
Lord Jesus,
You who faithfully visit and fulfill with your Presence
the Church and the history of men;
You who in the miraculous Sacrament of your Body and Blood
render us participants in divine Life
and allow us a foretaste of the joy of eternal Life;
We adore and bless you.

Prostrated before You, source and lover of Life,
truly present and alive among us, we beg you:

Reawaken in us respect for every unborn life,
make us capable of seeing in the fruit of a mother's womb
the miraculous work of the Creator,
open our hearts to generously welcoming every child
that comes into life.

Bless all families,
sanctify the union of spouses,
make fruitful their love.

Accompany the choices of legislative assemblies
with the light of your Spirit,
so that peoples and nations may recognize and respect
the sacred nature of life, of every human life.

Guide the work of scientists and doctors,
so that all progress contributes to the integral well-being of the person,
and no one endures suppression or injustice.

Give creative charity to administrators and economists,
so they may realize and promote sufficient conditions
so that young families can serenely embrace
the birth of new children

Console married couples who suffer
because they are unable to have children
and in Your goodness provide for them.

Teach us all to care for orphaned or abandoned children,
so they may experience the warmth of your Love,
the consolation of your divine Heart.

Together with Mary, Your Mother, the great believer,
in whose womb you took on our human nature,
we wait to receive from You, our Only True God and Savior,
the strength to love and serve life,
in anticipation of living forever in You,
in communion with the Blessed Trinity.
Amen.

3 comments:

SqueekerLamb said...

Exquisite video!
One my all time favorite Christmas hymns, done beautifully!

I'm constantly inspired by our Holy Father..and he did it again! Bravo!

the First Sunday of Advent...it was a perfect day for hard marble under my knees at Communon!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lovely music, Father. What a nice way to start the day.

Anonymous said...

Many times prayers from the Holy See are difficult to read and understand. Yet here is a man who may be one of the most intelligent of the world's leaders authoring such simple and easy to grasp pleas to God the Almighty! This Pope so gets it.

rcg