Here’s a prayer for the beginning of Advent from Kathy Coffey.
A Prayer for the Beginning of Advent
God our caring Father,
you who gave your beloved Son
to ransom all people,
see our human fears
and love us anyway.
Guide us through this season
with quiet, glad anticipation.
Help us to pay attention
to the poor and needy,
and to the lonely among us.
Give us a spirit of reflection,
patience with each other,
and hearts brimming with thanks.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
~ written by Kathy Coffey, and posted on the website of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board website. http://www.dpcdsb.org/NR/rdonlyres/F515AF75-D19C-410A-B9F1-BE15D4CF4530/108040/Eng_12_02_12_Color.pdf