Advent – Praying Joy


Joy is prayer.

Joy is strength.

Joy is love.

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

Mother Teresa  

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Spend five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation, paying attention to the deep breath.
  • Where do you notice joy in you?
  • Where do you notice joy in the world?
  • What net of love do you have to share this joy with others?
  • Who needs to be caught in the net?
  • What does God call you to do?
  • Give thanks to God for joy and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, December 11, 2011, the Second Sunday of Advent Year B 
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
Psalm 126:1-6
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
John 1:6-8, 19-28

If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author.
Permission to use in not-for-profit settings The Rev. Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD

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