Advent season—the time of waiting, anticipation, awe and joy. Each year the liturgical cycle calls us to delve deeply into the wondrous mystery of Advent. Our Provident God asks us to consider anew what the Word made flesh really means for us today.
For the Sisters and Associates of the Women of Providence we know this Advent time is a gift from our Provident God—a time to slow down our pace, to notice the providence moments in our lives—and to join in prayer for our wounded world.
Since we began doing these prayer services we have heard that they were used and appreciated. So again we will provide two prayer/reflection services for your use during the Advent season. Prayer for Weeks one/two, and Weeks three/four will use quotes from providence publications as well as Scripture, reflections and prayers from our providence Sisters.
Once again these prayer services are available here at no charge, so feel free to use them in your local convents, with small faith sharing groups, for your own personal prayer or share them with your friends and neighbors!
The WPC resources used for these prayer services are available for purchase on our website. Some of them make wonderful Christmas gifts too!
As our time gets filled with events and shopping and get-togethers with our families and friends, may we also find the time to sit quietly, experiencing the inner rhythm of God in our lives. May the grace of this Advent season prepare our hearts once again to celebrate the birth of Jesus who brings light and life to the world.
Barbara McMullen, CDP
WPC Executive Director