Our faith, traditions and history is a bottomless treasure chest and I never want to burden you with any expectation of extra stuff to do in your busy life; especially now (check my post from yesterday). But I remain always eager to learn of Catholic traditions, prayers, etc. that I did not know about.
Did you know about the Prayer Of St. Andrew?
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment In which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires,
[here mention your request]
through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.
From EWTN we learn: “Beginning on St. Andrew the Apostle’s feast day, November 30, the following beautiful prayer is traditionally recited fifteen times a day until Christmas. This is a very meditative prayer that helps us increase our awareness of the real focus of Christmas and helps us prepare ourselves spiritually for His coming.”
Perhaps this small treasure will enrich your Advent!