Lord, I know by faith that you are here and listening to me. I count on your goodness and friendship to sustain me now throughout this meditation and this preparation time of Advent for your arrival at Christmas. I love you for coming among us as a man, to show us the way to heaven.
"Lord Jesus, you have captured my heart for you. Make me strong in
faith, steadfast in hope, and generous in love that I may seek to please
you in all things and bring you glory and praise. Keep me ever watchful
for the coming of your kingdom today and every day of my life."