This year, today, the feast of St. Andrew and the first Sunday of Advent coincide.
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment
in which the Son of God was born
of the most pure Virgin Mary,
in the piercing cold.
In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God,
to hear my prayer and grant my desires,
[State your intention(s) here...]
through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ
and of His blessed Mother. Amen.
This prayer is to be recited fifteen times a day, starting on St. Andrew's day, ending on Christmas eve. This will be my third year praying it. As the author of a blog I've recently discovered points out, "They are very beautiful words, you really want to say them over and over again."
Her post: http://starrymantle.blogspot.com/2008/1
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