For many Catholic families, the Advent wreath is a treasured tradition. In the darkest days of winter, as we gather around the dinner table, the candles remind us of the light of Christ. This is the perfect time for family prayer.
The suggested Scripture passages are taken from one of the Mass readings for the day. The accompanying prayers can be read by different members of the family on alternating days. On Christmas Day, you can continue your family prayer time by removing the three purple and one pink candle and replacing them with white or red candles. We hope these prayers will prepare everyone in your family for Christmas. May the Lord bless you as together you raise your voices and hearts to him.
Sunday, November 28—First Sunday of Advent
Read Matthew 24:37-44
Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, we want to look for you this Advent. We give this time to you and ask you to surprise us with your presence and your love. Any time of the day or night, we want to know your touch and receive your word…
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