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Advent Prayers




Catholic Prayer For Christ's Triple Coming
Lamb of God, You once came to rid the world of sin; cleanse me now from every stain of sin. Lord, you came to save what was lost; come once again with Your salvific power so that those You redeemed will not be punished. I have come to know You in faith; may I have unending joy when You come again in glory.

Advent Evening Hymn (8th Century)
Come, Sun and Savior, to embrace Our gloomy world, its weary race, As groom to bride, as bride to groom: The wedding chamber, Mary's womb. At your great Name, O Jesus, now All knees must bend, all hearts must bow; All things on earth with one accord, Like those in heaven, shall call you Lord. Come in your holy might, we pray, Redeem us for eternal day; Defend us while we dwell below, From all assaults of our dread foe.

Advent Prayer
Father, in the wilderness of the Jordan you sent a messenger to prepare people's hearts for the coming of your Son. Help me to hear his words and repent of my sins, so that I may clearly see the way to walk, the truth to speak, and the life to live for Him, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Advent Prayer to be Freed from Sin and Death
God our Father, you loved the world so much you gave your only Son to free us from the ancient power of sin and death. Help us who wait for his coming and lead us to true liberty. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Advent Prayer for Hope in Christ's Coming
All-powerful God, help us to look forward in hope to the coming of our Savior. May we live as he taught, ready to welcome him with burning love and faith. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Advent Prayer for Hope
Lord Jesus Christ, who is, who was, and who is to come, we pray for the virtue of hope, that amidst the trials and difficulties of this world, we may keep our hearts fixed upon you, who reigns over the cosmos. May your grace enliven us, strengthen us, and defend us, as we await your coming in glory. Amen

Catholic Collect for the 1st Sunday in Advent
Stir up thy power, O Lord, and come, that by thy protection we may be rescued from the dangers that beset us through our sins; and be a Redeemer to deliver us; Who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. May be said while lighting the first Advent Candle

Catholic Collect for the 2nd Sunday of Advent
Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to prepare the paths of thine Only-begotten Son: that we may worthily serve thee with hearts purified by His coming: Who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen. Often said while lighting the second Advent Candle

Catholic Collect for the 3rd Sunday in Advent
We beseech thee to listen to our prayers, O Lord, and by the grace of thy coming enlighten our darkened minds: Thou who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen. May be said while lighting the third advent candle

Catholic Collect for the 4th Sunday in Advent
Pour forth thy power, O Lord, and come: Assist us by that mighty power, so that by thy grace and merciful kindness we may swiftly receive the salvation that our sins impede: Who livest and reignest with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen. May be said while lighting the fourth Advent Candle

Advent Prayer for Forgiveness and Mercy
Father, We contemplate the birth of your Son. He was born of the Virgin Mary and came to live among us. May we receive forgiveness and mercy Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Liturgy of the Hours, Dec. 23rd

Advent Prayer to Follow God's Will
God of love and mercy, help us to follow the example of Mary, always ready to do your will. At the message of an angel she welcomed your eternal Son and, filled with the light of your Spirit, she became the temple of your Word, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Liturgy of the Hours, Dec. 20th

Opening Catholic Mass Prayer: Advent One
Father in heaven, our hearts desire the warmth of your love and our minds are searching for the light of your Word. Increase our longing for Christ our Savior and give us the strength to grow in love, that the dawn of his coming may find us rejoicing in his presence and welcoming the light of his truth. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.

Advent Prayer to Jesus
You are our eternal salvation, The unfailing light of the world. Light everlasting, You are truly our redemption. Grieving that the human race was perishing through the tempter's power, without leaving the heights You came to the depths in your loving kindness. Readily taking our humanity by Your gracious will, You saved all earthly creatures, long since lost, Restoring joy to the world. Redeem our souls and bodies, O Christ, and so possess us as Your shining dwellings. By Your first coming, make us righteous; At your second coming, set us free: So that, when the world is filled with light and you judge all things, We may be clad in spotless robes and follow in Your steps, O King, Into the heavenly hall.

Alma Redemptoris Mater (Loving Mother of the Redeemer)
Loving mother of the Redeemer, gate of heaven, star of the sea, assist your people who have fallen yet strive to rise again. To the wonderment of nature you bore your Creator, Yet remained a virgin after as before. You who received Gabriel's joyful greeting, have pity on us poor sinners. Marian Antiphon Traditionally Said from Advent to Candlemas