Tuesday 29th November: The Time is at Hand

The theme of this school week is: Advent

The Sign of the Cross

in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Scripture

Matthew 24:42-44

Be on your guard then because you do not know what day the Lord will come. Stay awake! You also must always be ready because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you are not expecting him.

Reflection

At the time of Jesus, people were watching for the Messiah to come. But when Jesus came, they did not recognise Him. Jesus comes into our lives in various ways. He comes through grace, he comes in the needs of others, he comes when we receive love, he comes when we show love. Let’s keep our eyes open to recognise the ways that Jesus comes into our lives so He can find us awake and ready to receive what He wants to give us.

Prayers

The response is:

Come Lord Jesus, come to us in love.

We prayer for the needs of others and ourselves. For all people to discover the true meaning of Christmas, that God is with us: Come Lord Jesus, come to us in love.

For all who work to spread the good news that God is our loving Father: Come Lord Jesus, come to us in love.

For all who are trapped in the darkness of anger, and find it hard to forgive: Come Lord Jesus, come to us in love.

For ourselves that we may prepare our hearts well for the coming of Jesus each day into our lives and at Christmas: Come Lord Jesus, come to us in love.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.
St Joseph pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.