Prayer For Week One of Advent
First Sunday of Advent Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Explanation of Advent
Gospel for the Week
Jesus promised his disciples and us that he would return someday. But only God the Father knows when that day will be. When Jesus talked to his disciples about his return, he warned them to keep their eyes open because he would return suddenly. Let’s listen to what Jesus says to us about this in today’s Gospel.