Prayers of Intercession Sunday December 3, 2017 

First Sunday of Advent

 

Guided by the light of Christ, let us pray for the coming dawn of joy, healing, and comfort for all God’s people.

 

A brief silence.

 

Give light to your people, Lord. As the darkness and nights grow longer and we await the return of daylight, give new life to your church. Shape our communities into faithful reservoirs of the gospel for the sake of the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Restore your creation, Lord. You give the earth opportunities for both sleep and awakening. Thank you for the gift of restful seasons and this time of Advent so we too may grow to quietly come to know you.  Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Bring peace to the nations, Lord. Keep us alert to injustice and oppression, give us courage to cry out for what is right, to speak truth to power, and guide world leaders toward world peace, particularly in tense regions like North Korea. Lord, in your mercy,

 

hear our prayer.

 

Stir up compassion in us for all who wait for you. Show leaders and people in power that they must stop spreading hate and using their power to suppress and abuse people. Be near to those whose lives are shaken, those who are experiencing loss, those who long for healing and wholeness, those who live with HIV and AIDS, and those who are in any kind of need, especially those we name before you now. Silence  Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

We pray for child care workers, teachers, Sunday school leaders, and all who nurture and educate children. We give you thanks for their dedication and devotion. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

 

 

 

 

From ages past, your faithfulness has never failed. Shine your face upon us and bring us into the company of all your saints in light, especially the missionary Frances Xavier and our sister in Christ Julia A. Dugan. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

 

 

 

 

We raise our prayers to you, O God, in the name of the one who is, who was, and who is to come, Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Amen.

 

 

 

December 10, 2017

 Second Sunday of Advent

 

Guided by the light of Christ, let us pray for the coming dawn of joy, healing, and comfort for all God’s people.

 

A brief silence.

 

We long to see your glory. Prepare our hearts this Advent season for your arrival by healing divisions in your church, and blessing those who work for reconciliation within it. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

We pray for your creation. Bring renewal to open spaces, parks, forests, mountains, and grasslands. Restore the creatures and lands that are damaged or destroyed.  Change the hearts of those who seek to open and exploit new wild lands because of greed.   Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

We long for your peace. Make places of welcome for people fleeing violence. For nations facing conflict or crisis, bring relief.  Bring peace and tranquility to Jerusalem your holy city.  Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

We seek healing for all people who long for justice, freedom, and comfort. Sustain them in their time of need.  Keep all people safe in the Holy Land at this joyous time.  Be with all who wait for you, who suffer in body, mind, or spirit. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

 

 

We give thanks for those who are ready to help in times of crisis. Give courage to disaster and emergency response teams, police officers, fire fighters, nurses, doctors, surgeons, chaplains, and all who work to protect and to serve all people, especially those in California.  Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

We are your beloved flock and you are our shepherd, O God. Along with the saints already at rest in you, bring us together as your people under your holy rule. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

In silence we offer our prayers to you…

 

 

 

 

 

We raise our prayers to you, O God, in the name of the one who is, who was, and who is to come, Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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