Advent Prayer for Hope

Lord Jesus Christ,
who is, who was, and who is to come,
we pray for the virtue of hope,
that amidst the trials and difficulties
of this world,
we may keep our hearts fixed
upon you, who reigns over the cosmos.

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Advent Prayer for Hope in Christ’s Coming

All-powerful God,
help us to look forward in hope
to the coming of our Savior.
May we live as he taught,
ready to welcome him with burning love and faith.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen!

Liturgy of the Hours, Fridays in Advent

Advent Prayer for Freedom from Sin and Death

God our Father,
you loved the world so much
you gave your only Son to free us
from the ancient power of sin and death.

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Advent Prayer

Father, in the wilderness of the Jordan
you sent a messenger to prepare people’s hearts
for the coming of your Son.
Help me to hear his words and repent of my sins,
so that I may clearly see the way to walk,
the truth to speak, and the life to live for Him,
our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Liturghie familiala de Advent

In prima duminica de Advent, tatal binecuvinteaza cununa, spunind:

‘Doamne, prin cuvantul caruia toate lucrurile sunt sfintite, toarna mai departe binecuvantarea ta asupra acestei cununi, si fie ca noi, cei care o folosim, sa ne pregatim inimile pentru venirea lui Cristos şi pentru a primi harurile tale imbelsugate, tu cel care traiesti si domnesti in veci. Amin”.

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Advent Evening Hymn (8th Century)

Come, Sun and Savior, to embrace
Our gloomy world, its weary race,
As groom to bride, as bride to groom:
The wedding chamber, Mary’s womb.

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Advent Prayers – The Great “O” Antiphons

Roger Hutchison – Advent

O Wisdom,
Holy Word of God
You rule all creation with power and true concern.
– Come teach us the way of salvation.

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Opening Prayer for Catholic Mass – First Sunday of Advent

Father in heaven,
our hearts desire the warmth of your love
and our minds are searching for the light of your Word.

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Anglican Collect for First Sunday of Advent


Almighty God,
give us grace that we may cast away
the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light,
now in the time of this mortal life
in which thy Son Jesus Christ came
to visit us in great humility;

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Catholic Collect for the First Sunday of Advent

Stir up thy power, O Lord, and come,
that by thy protection we may be rescued
from the dangers that beset us through our sins;
and be a Redeemer to deliver us;
Who livest and reignest with God the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
ever one God, world without end.

May be said while lighting the first Advent Candle

29 November – First Sunday of Advent

Blessed are you, Sovereign Lord, God of our ancestors:
to you be praise and glory for ever.
You called the patriarchs to live by the light of faith
and to journey in the hope of your promised fulfilment.
May we be obedient to your call
and be ready and watchful to receive your Christ,
a lamp to our feet and a light to our path;
for you are our light and our salvation.
Blessed be God for ever.

Groping in the Darkness – A prayer of Fr Benigno Beltran

Lord Jesus Christ, bread of life and light of the world,
enlighten our lives as we grope in the darkness of uncertainty —
when we do not know where to go,
when we do not know what to do.

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8 November – International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church


In the traditional church calendar, “All Saints Day” and “All Souls Day” stand out in the month of November, set apart to remember the saints of the church and the souls of those who departed this world. It is fitting that the modern church has set apart the month of November to remember and pray for the persecuted church, through the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP).

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