An Advent Benediction of Trust

May the Lord put test to your faith.image

May He challenge your trust, may you be troubled,

In the same way that His servant Mary was challenged.


Whether it be in the form of an angelic light

or the face of a stranger in need,

Pray for the Lord to challenge your faith.


May you rise to the purpose he has vested in you;

May your answer to his call be ‘May it be to me as you have said.’

May your heart know the trust of not being afraid,

and your confidence rooted in the knowledge that nothing is impossible with God.



from the Gospel of St. Luke 1:26 – 38

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