Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss how to make the most of these first few days of Advent to set a tone for the season. Guests include Fr. John Gavin with more thoughts from the Church Fathers in the Catechism, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus all the latest news, weather, sports and more…
An Advent Prayer
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a wonder at the wisdom and power of Your Father and ours. Receive my prayer as part of my service of the Lord who enlists me in God’s own work for justice.
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a hunger for peace: peace in the world, peace in my home, peace in myself.
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a joy responsive to the Father’s joy. I seek His will so I can serve with gladness, singing and love.
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me the joy and love and peace it is right to bring to the manger of my Lord. Raise in me, too, sober reverence for the God who acted there, hearty gratitude for the life begun there, and spirited resolution to serve the Father and Son.
I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, whose advent I hail. Amen.