Advent Third

advent3Our prayer for this day, the Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday.

The spirit of the Lord God is upon us. And with His Spirit, we rejoice in God our Savior. In all circumstances we give thanks, rejoicing always, praying without ceasing. We seek to recognize the Lord as the One Who is among us, the One whose very sandal strap we are worthy to untie.

We rejoice heartily in the Lord, our God is the joy of our soul. We proclaim the greatness of the Lord. He has filled us with good things, we seek not to quench the Spirit nor despise prophetic utterances. We trust that the Lord will make justice and praise spring up before all the nations. We desire that this God of peace make us perfectly holy – spirit, soul, and body.

When asked to respond in faith, accounting for what it is we have to say for ourselves…  May we be the anointed voice that cries out for the Life in this desert of a world, bringing glad tidings to the poor, healing to the brokenhearted, proclaiming liberty to captives. May we baptize with water and Spirit announce the timeless favor from the Lord. We know that we are not the source of our Light of joy, but we come to testify to the Light, to rejoice within it.<image source>

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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