THE LORD'S DAY
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Daily Bread

From Today's Office
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
Psalm 130:5
Meditation
Oh! If only we knew how much we need the grace and help of God, we would never lose sight of him, not even for a moment.

—Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection as quoted in Holy Thirst: Essentials of Carmelite Spirituality
Prayer of the Day for Eucharist

Lord, never before have these verses about your coming seemed so pertinent and the time so imminent. I want to be ready, I want to be one of your elect that you gather. Help me to listen to your Holy Spirit daily, moment by moment so that I am attuned to you more than I have ever been. Amen.

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