Day 39 - 40 Day Prayer Pledge
I am coming quickly, says the Lord, and will repay each man according to his deeds. Revelation 22:12
Every Sunday we pray, in the Creed, “I believe in Jesus Christ... He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead." This is true. It is a fact. History will someday come to its conclusion, the clock will run down to zero, and the game of life will come down to its final play. What impact has it had in my life up to now? What is the best way to prepare for the day? Reread the verse: thank God for his promise, for revealing how history will end, and ask him for the grace to live each day with all the love and faith necessary to make it worthy of the God we believe in.
(Make the Sign of the Cross)
A Prayer for Joy and Hope
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Ever faithful to your promises
And ever close to your Church:
The earth rejoices in hope
of the Savior’s coming
And looks forward with longing
To his return at the end of time.
Prepare our hearts
and remove the sadness
that hinders us
from feeling the joy and hope
which his presence will bestow,
for he is Lord for ever and ever.
Alternate Opening Prayer, Mass For Third Sunday of Advent