Monday, November 29, 2010

Embracing What God Says Is Possible

"Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled."
~Luke 1:45

Each year my parish gives us the gift of the devotional Daybreaks during Advent and Lent. This year's Advent meditations are written by Mary Katharine Deeley. In her opening reflection she talks about having an Advent Mission.
I took the thoughts she wrote about in the reflection and personalized them and added a little as well to form my own Advent Mission Prayer.

A Prayer To Embrace The Possible
Heavenly Father,
I pray that I will embrace what You say is possible and that I will believe with a more lively faith that what You say will be so.
I pray that I will always give witness to what is possible in me though Your grace and Your power.
You gave Your Son, Jesus Christ to be the light to shine through my darkness. By His life, death and resurrection, He makes all things new.
All of this I pray through the same Christ Our Lord.


Colleen said...

Beautiful prayer. Thank you Karinann!!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Thank you Karinann.

I really needed that prayer. Remember me in yours.

God bless.

Mary333 said...

I will join you in this prayer, Karin. It's beautiful!

Karinann said...

Thanks, Mary.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.