INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT

2nd December 2017 - by Fr Denis Carter

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Prayers of the faithful 1st Advent Sunday (year B)

(the following may be copied and modified as required)

PRIEST: With confidence in the coming of the Son of God Our Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly ask Our Loving Father to help us prepare to receive him and allow him to be born in our hearts.

READER: We pray for the Church that in this time of preparation we may be renewed in faith and hope reaching out to one another as true disciples. . Lord hear us. 
Response: Come Lord Jesus: Do not delay.

In God’s infinite love we have each been called to stay awake always ready to greet our Master and God when he comes. May we help each other to grow in our understanding of the Word of God and receive it in love and joy. Lord hear us.
Response: Come Lord Jesus: Do not delay.

Let us pray for the world’s leaders and diplomats that all nations may work together for justice and to build a world of peace and hope for future generations. Lord hear us.
Response: Come Lord Jesus: Do not delay.

Let us remember the victims of violence and war everywhere,and especially the children who suffer so much. May they know the Love and compassion they need. Lord hear us.
Response: Come Lord Jesus: Do not delay.

Let us pray for all who are sick and for all who are in hospital that they may be aware that the Lord is with them in their troubles. Lord hear us.
Response: Come Lord Jesus: Do not delay.

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

In the silence of our hearts, let us pray for our own families and friends.

PRIEST: Almighty and ever-living God,
we give thanks for all the graces that you bless us with.
Help us to use wisely all your gifts and be filled with your spirit as we await the Day of the Lord as true witnesses to your Love;
we ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.