Tuesday, First Week of Advent
Symbol: Ark, Dove
Prayer of Ven. Bruno Lanteri
Almighty and Eternal God, I (name), although most unworthy, but encouraged by your compassion and infinite mercy, and by the desire of serving you, offer before the Most Holy Virgin Mary and all the Court of Heaven, to your Divine Majesty, this day, and all my thoughts, words and actions in it. I humbly beg of your infinite goodness and mercy, by the Blood of Jesus Christ, that you choose to accept this offering in the odor of sweetness, and that as you have given me the grace to desire and to make this offering, so also you grant me the grace to fulfill it. Amen.
O Virgin immaculately conceived, put into my heart those things of your Son most pleasing to him. Amen.
Scripture: Isaiah 54:9
This is for me like the days of Noah: As I swore then that the waters of Noah should never again flood the earth, So I have sworn now not to be angry with you, or to rebuke you.
Reflection: God is the Father who keeps his promises. He has established a covenant, a communion of peace with you. The Church is the Ark that God has permanently established as the sign of his communion. Do you need to come back to God’s covenant of peace through confession, the sacrament of his mercy? Now is a very acceptable time.