JOY

Week 3

Morning Prayer

Teach us, in this Advent season, to find beauty in simplicity, to find riches in plain living, to find self-worth in self-giving, that we may be truly prepared for the day of our Lord's coming, who came not as a mighty king but as a child born in a cowshed, and who gave his life as servant for our salvation.

Evening Prayer

Creator God, your spirit in Mary evoked her song of praise, and it is by this spirit that she bore the Savior of your people. By this Spirit we ask that you would enable us to join her in glad celebration of joy and anticipation, that we, like her in humility and devotion, may also be bearers of your word and spirit incarnate in our lives. Amen.