Second Week of Advent

Readings
First Scripture Reading
Sirach 48: 1-4, 9-11
Gospel Reading
Matthew 17: 9a, 10-13

Opening Prayer

Passionate God, Fulfiller of Promises, the fiery prophet Elijah will return to excite fiery passion, to renew our hearts and call our attention to your fulfilling actions. We see John the Baptist as your new Elijah – he challenges us to focus our hearts, correct our ways, look with expectancy, and straightened a path for Jesus to our hearts. Help us to listen and change our hardened hearts. Ignite our hearts again. Excite our passion for You, for Your Son Jesus – and for Your Reign in the hearts of all people.

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