INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT

 

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INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT

PRIEST: The Spirit of the Lord has been given to us, let us rejoice as we prepare for his coming and pray for his help in our needs.

READER: As disciples of Christ we have been anointed to bring good news to the poor and heal broken hearts, May we show true care for the weakest among us. Lord hear us. Response: Come Lord Jesus.

As we prepare for the Day of the Lord, may our hearts be filled with integrity and joy.

Lord hear us. Response:Come Lord Jesus.

We pray for those suffering the effects of climate change and those who have lost lives and homes, destroyed by flood, drought and storms. Lord hear us. Response: Come Lord Jesus.

We pray especially for those, who are enslaved and unjustly deprived of liberty and freedom. May we work for justice and salvation in our world.

Lord hear us. Response: Come Lord Jesus .

We pray for those afraid of and worried about Christmas because of poverty, may we come to the aid of the poorest in our society. Lord hear us. Response: Come Lord Jesus.

We remember especially the sick, those in hospital and those who are housebound, those of our own families wherever they may be. Lord hear us. Response: Come Lord Jesus.

Let us pray for those who have recently died… and for all our dead… and for all who mourn that they may be comforted. Lord hear us. Response: Come Lord Jesus.

Let us ask Mary the Mother of the Lord to pray with us: Hail Mary…

Now let us pray for a few moments in silence for our own needs and intentions.

PRIEST: Almighty and ever-living God
as we look forward in faith to the feast of our Lord’s birth,
grant that we may experience the happiness that our Saviour brings
and joyfully celebrate his coming.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN

 

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Fr. Sean Coyle’s Sunday Reflections