Advent is an oppportunity to refocus our prayers and to ask Our Lady to show us the way to Jesus as we await His birth with her. One way to do this might be to pray the COLW Thanksgiving prayer after Holy Communion, while spending a few moments longer in thanksgiving...
THANKSGIVING PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
O Mother of Vocation, Our Lady of Walsingham,
offer us your community as a gift to the Adorable Trinity.
May COLW be a little grapevine in your pure hands
to quench the thirst of Jesus.
Invite your spouse the Paraclete to make of our hearts a living Holy House,
where we may offer our Fiat in union with Mary’s Immaculate Heart,
in every joy and sorrow we experience today.
Help us surrender freely to the Father’s forming action and
may every person we meet encounter in us the Word made flesh in Mary.
Come Holy Spirit as you came to Mary,
recreate in our souls the likeness of Jesus,
that we may become One Body in his Body,
one blood in His Blood,
one heart in His Heart,
to be offered as a living sacrifice of love to the Father. Amen.