Tuesday in the First Week of Advent
On that day, a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. (Isaiah 11:1)
Lord God, in humility we pray to You with the knowledge that we have no merit to plead our cause, yet You offer us both the desire to call out to You and the trust to believe in Your deliverance.
Jesus told his disciples how blessed were the eyes that see what they are able to see; the desire of the ancients is fulfilled in their sight and hearing. May I pray with the desire and trust of the Word made flesh, the glorious dwelling of God with us.