Thursday, 27 December 2012

Thursday - John the Baptist

Prayer:  Great God,  just as John the Baptist prepared the way for the Messiah, help us this day and always to continually prepare the way for the Messiah.     This ask in the Infant Saviour’s name.  Amen.

Read St John 1: 6 – 8

John the Baptist pointed the way to the Life-Light – to Jesus our Saviour.  We read of John the Baptist during Advent as the Prophet who prepared the way for the Messiah.   

Re-read these verses and insert your name everytime you read the name "John".     Reflect on this thought.... how is God asking you to prepare the way for others to come to know Jesus?

How will you continue to point the way to Jesus?

Prayer:   Glory to You,  our Lord Jesus Christ.  In love the Father begot You and in love You make Yourself known to all who celebrate You.  In You is our beginning, and in Your our hope and desires find their fulfilment.  May the secret of Your birth remain in our hearts and minds for Your light shines in our darkness and nothing shall separate us from the power of Your love, now or ever.  Amen.
(Taize  “Praise in all our Days”  Mowbray, 1981  pg. 157)

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