Pope Francis teaches us a very simple but very important Advent prayer to live these days that precede Christmas.
“Come, Lord Jesus”
They are only three words, but they have great power. The Holy Father proposed this prayer on the first Sunday of Advent two years ago, during his homily at the Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica.
“Come, Lord Jesus”. We can say this prayer at the beginning of each day and repeat it frequently, before our meetings, our studies, and our work, before making decisions, in every more important or difficult moment in our lives: Come, Lord Jesus! It is a little prayer, yet one that comes from the heart. Let us say it often in this Advent season. Let us repeat it: “Come, Lord Jesus!”