Prayers of the Faithful

December 2015

Dec 26

December 27 ~ Feast of the Holy Family

+ May the family of the Church be strengthened, purified and renewed through the grace of Jesus' Body and Blood.  Triune God, maker of the universe, we pray. + Help us to remember that we are your children, your beloved, and that you delight in us.  May we so live to extend this love - your love - toward all others.  Triune God,...
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Dec 20

December 20 ~ Fourth Sunday of Advent

+ For the bishops of the Church:  that they may draw forth from others a deeper obedience of faith by the grace of apostleship they have received.  Holy Spirit, giver of peace and love, we pray. + For the world:  that people will see your greatness reaching to the ends of the earth with your peace.  Holy Spirit, giver of...
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Dec 12

December 13 ~ Third Sunday of Advent

+ That during this Jubilee Year of Mercy all Christians will be credible witnesses to mercy, professing and living it.  Lord of mercy, joy and peace, we pray. + For the world:  that enemies may begin to dialogue, that adversaries may shake hands and peoples may encounter one another in harmony.  Lord of mercy, joy and peace, we...
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Dec 5

December 6 ~ Second Sunday of Advent

+ For the Church: that we each may always be an abundant symbol of your hope, joy and peace in the world.  Lord of hope and joy, we pray. + For the victims of this week's violent shooting in San Bernardino and Savannah, and for their families.  Grant that violence be overcome by the power of love, opposition give way to...
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