The greatest gift we all have to offer during this season of advent, in equal measures, regardless of our wealth, health, position or status, is PRAYER.  What a wonderful gift of love, solidarity and compassion. In the same way that we so eagerly open our advent calendar every December with a gift, a sweet, or a word for the day, let’s make an advent prayer-full-calendar this season, praying for the marginalized, vulnerable and persecuted.