It's such a paradox that the closer we get to the arrival of Christ in the flesh, the busier our days become: shopping, gathering with family, business Christmas parties...and on and on. The following pray helps me reset my heart and mind.
"Lord, help us to rein in all the distractions to you. Let us truly listen to your requests. Keep us from the shortsighted absurdity of bestowing our attention on the wrong things. Amen."
Advent Action: There WILL come times in life when we are at a loss for words to pray. Memorize a prayer (such as the 23rd Psalm) that you feel will be helpful to you in times of trouble.