The Memorare Prayer can be used during advent, it is attributed to Abbot St. Bernard of Clairvaux, it is good to ask Mary’s assistance at this time. She can help us prepare the way of the Lord. 

 Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known
that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help,
or sought thy intercession, was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee,
O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come,
before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen. (Unknown) 

 It is a good time to say the rosary also, let us ask Mary to intercede for us as we celebrate on December 8th the Immaculate Conception of Mary and on the 12th Our Lady of Guadalupe. 

Mother Mary as you carried Jesus in your heart, and in your immaculate womb, pray for us so our yes may be fruitful. We must move forward and say yes to His divine will in all things. 

 Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners, now
and at the hour of our death.

Discernment is needed to what God is asking of us. How will I respond to that? Have the courage to change and enter into a deeper union with Jesus.
Come, Lord Jesus, 

Come, Lord Jesus, come! 

God of hope
God of love,
we cling to you,
for your renew the face of the earth. 

Through the gift of your Son,
our Lord Jesus,
we follow you on the path of dawn. 

Enlightened by your love and wisdom,
help us to lead each other
and all creatures
back to your open arms.

Rachel McCarthy/CAFOD