• 12/25 – Isaiah 9:2,6-7 Reflect and pray: Lord Jesus, in Your coming you dispelled all darkness and gave us the light of Your gospel. Grant that Your light illumine our hope and govern all we say and do.
  • 12/26 – Romans 15:12-13 Reflect and pray: Holy Spirit, as Your adopted sons and daughters we pray that You bless us with constant hope, joy, and peace in believing. Grant that by Your gifts our lives may reflect and give testimony to the reason for our hope.
  • 12/27 – 1 Peter 1:3 Reflect and pray: Lord Jesus, by Your coming you once again renew our hope. Grant that this hope be refreshed in us each day.
  • 12/28 – Colossians 1:26-27 Reflect and pray: Lord Jesus, because of You we have hope to attain riches and glory without measure for all eternity. Grant that our eyes be fixed on true riches and glory. Save us from the distractions of vanity and the allure of greed for the things of the world.
  • 12/29 – Ephesians 1:18-20 Reflect and pray: Father, strengthen our hope and make us steadfast. You have given us power without measure, and a share in the Kingdom as Your adopted sons and daughters. Grant that we never loose sight of the power of faith rooted in the truth of the gospel.
  • 12/30 – Hebrews 10:23 Reflect and pray: Child Jesus, grant that we hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering. May we faithfully serve, worship, and adore You in Your Holy Church. Grant that through our parish communities we may love and serve our neighbors.
  • 12/31 – Psalm 71:14 Reflect and pray: Lord Jesus, You have given us hope without measure and the graces necessary to remain in that hope. Grant that we may be found rejoicing before all people because of Your gift.

Pray the week: Lord Jesus, You came to give us hope. Strengthen my hope.