Stay awake! Be ready! Welcome the stillness! Be with us Lord to breathe within us and let us be ready to receive you. Strengthen us! Abide with us! Cleanse our hearts of all that keeps us distant from you and from each other!
God of surprises, shower us with grace to see the light, to see more clearly, to love more dearly and to follow you more dearly. Help us to see the light in all of our human situations. Give us hope!
Wash away our anxieties, especially during the next few weeks. Abide with us in new, profound ways. Help us to have the Best Advent Yet!