Thought for the day

Take this thought with you today to remind you that God is with you in all you do. His love can shine through your actions this day.  

St Jean de Brébeuf SJ - Huron Carol
The earliest moon of wintertime Is not so round and fair As was the ring of glory On the helpless infant there. Jesus your King is born, Jesus is born, In excelsis Gloria!. St Jean de Brébeuf SJ
St Robert Southwell SJ
Image: Christ child in crib. Text: Though young, yet wise; though small, yet strong; though man, yet God He is ... St Robert Southwell SJ
Immanuel, God with us, I welcome your arrival as a newborn baby. Accept the gift of myself, my hopes and fears, my dreams and wonderings, and use them all in your service.] By kind permission of Kevin Mayhew
God with us, accept the gift of myself, my hopes and fears, my dreams and wonderings, and use them all in your service. Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage Image: sheep on a hillside with a bright light shining
Jesus, the name the angel gave you means ‘he who saves’. As I draw near to the day of your birth, bring me the help and salvation that I need and want; help me to be the one you call me to be. By kind permission of Kevin Mayhew
Jesus, As I draw near to the day of your birth, bring me the help and salvation that I need and want. Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage Image: a Christmas tree with fairy lights
Son of the Most High, you whom the angel said would be named Jesus, give me the trust that Mary showed when she allowed you to overturn her life for your greater glory and the salvation of the world. By kind permission of Kevin Mayhew
Son of the Most High, give me the trust that Mary  showed when she allowed you to overturn her life for the salvation of the world. Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage Image: 4 lit candles on an Advent wreath
To you who are Lord even of the darkness, today I make my own the prayer of Cardinal Newman: 'Lead, kindly light, amid the encircling gloom, lead Thou me on.' By kind permission of Kevin Mayhew .
Text: Lord, help me make Newman’s prayer my own 'Lead, kindly light, amid the encircling gloom, lead Thou me on.' Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage Image: Three lamps
God, ever ancient and ever new, I ask you to dispel whatever sloth and reluctance would stop me from greeting you afresh each day By kind permission of Kevin Mayhew
God, ever ancient and ever new, I ask you to dispel whatever sloth and reluctance would stop me from greeting you afresh each day. Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage. Image: walking boots on the floor.
Provident God, I know that everything I have comes from you. Help me to experience that with joyful trust, and keep me from needy anxiety. By kind permission of Kevin Mayhew
Text: Lord God, help me to experience your providence with joyful trust, and keep me from needy anxiety. Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage Image: pine cone
God of the crossroads, my life can seem full of choices, large and small. Help me always to make those decisions that will lead me, and others, in your direction. By kind permission of Kevin Mayhew
God of the crossroads, help me always to make those decisions that will lead me, and others, in your direction. Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage Image: a wooden sign post
Jesus, son of Mary, as I accompany in my imagination Joseph and Mary on the road from Nazareth to Bethlehem, help me to know more deeply their trust in God, and so let my own trust deepen.
Jesus, son of Mary, help me to know more deeply Joseph and Mary’s trust in God, and so let my own trust deepen. Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage. Image: stained glass window of the Holy Family
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