Lord God, grant me the grace to welcome you, as Mary did,
for it is You who gives this grace of welcoming, give me this Grace of Advent!
Through the action of the Spirit, from the moment Your Son’s coming was announced,
Mary prepared herself to receive You, in this great mystery, Mystery of Your Love.
God our Father, You desire to come and encounter us,
You know how to wait for us, to reveal Yourself. It is You, the Most High,
Power of Love, who comes to us, in our daily simple life.
May Your Spirit, lead us into the love relationship which exists
between the Son and the Father, freeing us for the work of salvation.
Through this welcoming grace, may Mary, Mother chosen for Your Son, accompany us on our journey and guider our hearts to wait for You in peace, trust and hope.
With Mary may we learn the two aspects of prayer: to welcome and to offer. Let us live with Mary this time of expectation, Season of Advent, mysteries of the incarnated Word! Fcscj RL 1.6
Holy Mary, Virgin of waiting, during Advent, give us a watchful soul; fortified by the gift of the Spirit, grant us, the grace to welcome You Son Word of the Most High.
Holy Mary, Virgin of waiting, during Advent, give us a watchful soul;
Holy Mary give us a watchful soul !