Prayers of the Faithful

December 2017

Dec 30

December 31 ~ Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

+ May the family of the Church be strengthened, purified and renewed through grace given from above.  Lord of peace, we pray. + For the blessings on all families throughout the world, that the Holy Family’s example of love, unity and selflessness will overflow to all and make families truly happy. Lord of peace, we pray. + May we...
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Dec 24

December 25 ~ The Nativity of the Lord

+ For the holy father and the bishops who assist him:  may their lives, teachings, preaching and pastoral care proclaim the saving event of the Incarnation to all.  Prince of peace, we pray. + In these difficult and disturbing times in our world, help us truly to know that you are the light of all peoples, that the light shines in the...
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Dec 23

December 24 ~ Fourth Sunday in Advent

+ By the grace of apostleship, may the bishops of the Church draw forth from others a deeper obedience of faith.  Light from light shining forth, we pray. + For progress and peace in the whole world.  Light from light shining forth, we pray. + We pray for our nation:  that here, too, your will will be done.  Light from...
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Dec 16

December 17 ~ Third sunday of Advent

+ May the Church be zealous in bringing good news to the poor, healing to the brokenhearted, and liberty to captives.  Jesus, who brings rejoicing in God's love, we pray. + For the world: that enemies may begin to dialogue, that adversaries may shake hands and peoples may encounter one another in harmony.  Jesus, who brings rejoicing...
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Dec 9

December 10 ~ Second Sunday of Advent

+ For the renewal of the Church in holiness during this sacred season of Advent.  Lord who comforts us, we pray. + As in today's reading, we yearn for you to lead us though this difficult period in our nation to a time where there is concern and justice for all our citizens.  Let it begin with us.  Lord who comforts us, we pray....
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Dec 3

December 3 ~ First Sunday of Advent

+ For the Church:  may this Advent be a faith-filled journey toward the horizon of hope.  Holy Spirit, breath of life, we pray. + May we see in our time the end to warfare and may weapons be dismantled to become instruments of peace.  Holy Spirit, breath of life, we pray. + Help us all to work for justice so that all may...
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