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 peace and love, we pray.

+ May we be your peace on earth.  Holy Spirit, giver of peace and love, we pray.

+ Help us to remember it is not good works that will save us, but a life drenched in faithfulness to you and your love.  Holy Spirit, giver of peace and love, we pray.

+ Jesus is our shepherd; may we follow him with confidence.  Holy Spirit, giver of peace and love, we pray.

+ For the grace this week to welcome the presence of Jesus coming to us through the motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Holy Spirit, giver of peace and love, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Charlene Collora; Mike Finn; Michelle Betts, Mary Shelley, and Peter Maricich.  We pray also for those who have died, especially Leala Moore, mother of Rebecca Weber.  Holy Spirit, giver of peace and love, we pray.

+ In thankfulness for all that is written in our Parish Book of Thanksgiving.  We pray also for the intentions written in the Parish Book of Intercessions and those we hold in the silence of our hearts.  Holy Spirit, giver of peace and love, we pray.