:: examination of conscience ::
reflect in silence on the ways in which you have become over-involved in work or social activities to the detriment of prayer or charity, especially when your pace has made you restless and impatient with others.
:: prayer ::
Lord Jesus Christ,
your coming fulfills our true and deepest hope.
prepare us through the Advent darkness to celebrate with joy
the light of Christmas day.
you live and reign with God the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. Amen