Beth Anne has thrown out an Advent challenge that I am motivated to try. Every week in Advent she will offer a list of Advent-related writing prompts that her readers are invited to use and share. The one I’ve chosen for today is “Share your favorite way to pray.”
Let me begin by saying I don’t exactly have a single favorite prayer in any category, but I have several favorites in most prayer categories. I do like to intersperse pithy prayers throughout my day. It is a way that I keep my mind and heart focused on God.
During Advent I like this pithy prayer:
Divine Infant of Bethlehem, come and take birth in our hearts!
This short prayer reminds me that Advent is a time to turn our hearts into mangers. We want Jesus to be comfortable remaining with us, so we fill the manger with clean and soft straw by our prayer, sacrifices, and acts of mercy.