This prayer was composed with help from the children during our home cathecism class in preparation for advent. I thought that I should include this because there was quite a lot of thought that went into writing this.
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we wait in joyful hope for the coming of your dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, we promise to open our hearts and minds, be generous, caring and obedient. Please kindly remember those who are poor, homeless, sick and dying; grant them your special blessings during this season of Advent. Also, remember our family and friends and let them know that we love them dearly, even though we can't be with them this Christmas. We would like to thank you in a very special way for blessing us so greatly this past year. We offer all our joys and sufferings in a special way during this season of Advent to prepare our hearts for the coming of our Savious, Jesus Christ. Amen.