Prayer of the Day

Dec 4, 2018

BLESSING OF AN ADVENT WREATH
O God, by whose word all things are sanctified,
pour forth thy blessing upon this wreath
and grant that we who use it
may prepare our hearts for the Coming of Christ,
and may receive from thee abundant graces.
Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
O shepherd of Israel, hearken,
O guide of the flock of Joseph!
Rouse your power, and come to save us.
O Lord of hosts, restore us,
if your face shine upon us, then we shall be safe.
O Lord of hosts, how long will you burn with anger
while your people pray?
You have fed them with the bread of tears
and given them tears to drink in ample measure.
You have left us to be fought over by our neighbors,
and our enemies mock us.
O Lord of hosts, restore us,
if your face shine upon us, then we shall be safe. Amen