“The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High’” (Lk 1:30-32).
Advent Wreath Prayer
Light the fourth candle and say…
“The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light” (Isaiah 9:1).
God of wisdom,
bless us with Mary’s “yes”
as we welcome Emmanuel into
our hearts and homes.
Family Advent Activity
Spend time at the Crib – Encourage each member of your family to spend some quiet time in prayer near the Nativity scene at home or in your parish. What does the manger teach us? How could God allow his Son to be born in a stable? Give thanks for the gift of Christ and the joy of the Christmas season to come.
Like the angels, how might we be witnesses of God’s miraculous love?