Christmas Eve Day 23 of Advent December 24, 2018

Gospel                                                        LK 1:67-79

Zechariah his father, filled with the Holy Spirit, prophesied, saying:

“Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
for he has come to his people and set them free.
He has raised up for us a mighty Savior,
born of the house of his servant David.
Through his prophets he promised of old
that he would save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all who hate us.
He promised to show mercy to our fathers
and to remember his holy covenant.
This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hand of our enemies,
free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.
You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
to give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of their sins.
In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Reflection:  Today we hear a father praying for his son at his birth. Do we pray enough for our loved ones each day? What is it that we ask from God?

One thought on “Christmas Eve Day 23 of Advent December 24, 2018

  1. I pray for my family, siblings and friends everyday. A practice my wife and I have gotten into was praying for a seperate son each day at Grace before meals. It is something we both really enjoy.

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