Prayer of the Faithful, 1 Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2016

Readings
  1. For the Church:  while surrounded by darkness of selfishness, jealousy, and greed, we live as children of the light showing God’s love, patience, and compassion to all

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For alertness: that the Spirit will shake us from complacency and help us to actively search for God in our lives each day

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For Christian unity: that we may put on the mind and heart of Christ and be a source of light and hope for all who are searching for meaning and truth

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the gift of peace: that God will touch the hearts of all so that swords may be turned into plowshares and war resources become resources for healing and development

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For leaders of nations: that their hearts may be awakened by God so that people may be trained for jobs, receive healthcare for their illness, and food for their hunger

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the ill and those awaiting surgery: that God’s healing love will sustain and comfort them. Let us pray especially for those whose names have been placed on our altar.

We pray to the Lord.

 

  1. For all who have died: that they may see the Lord of Life face to face. We pray especially for all the departed souls of our beloved ones

We pray to the Lord.

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