Pastor’s Advent Prayer

Heavenly Father,

you have given us the model of life

in the Holy Family of Nazareth.

Help us, O loving Father,

to make our family another Nazareth

where love, peace, and joy reign.

May we love one another

as God loves each one of us,

more and more each day,

and forgive each other’s faults

as you forgive our sins.

Help us, O Loving Father,

to take whatever you give

and give whatever you take with a big smile.