Monday, December 18, 2006

Monday of the Third Week of Advent

Advent Prayer

Father, all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of your plan. Lift our minds in watchful hope to heart the voice which announces his glory and open our minds to receive the Spirit who prepares us for his coming. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet.
Matthew 1:21-22

And to think Joseph almost let Mary go all because God, through the Holy Spirit, gave her a child to be our savior.

The prophets foretold Jesus' coming long ago. He came, and we have witnessed his saving grace since then. Jesus delivers us from our sins, he restores our faith and brings love to our hearts. This little child of love that the Holy Spirit gave to Mary to entrust within her womb for us has taught us the value of life.

Her womb is sacred for she held within, a life that would save the world from itself. Many mothers today who have born a child know how precious this little life is. How for nine months it was nurtured within a body of love. For Mary to receive this special gift of love from God is an act of love on her part for accepting God's love in a way many of us would destroy a life.

Jesus will born because Mary loved him from conception. This special gift should remind us of how we sin when we destroy a life within, that was put there by the grace of God for us to nurture.

Jesus' coming birth is a reminder that he comes to save. Think about his birth and the grace God gave Mary. What about many out there who did not choose to be pregnant, but are. They are special for the life within them, don't destroy your soul by killing a life that is filled with love from God.

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