Prayers of the Faithful

December 2018

Dec 29

December 30 ~ Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

+ May the family of the Church be strengthened, purified and renewed through your grace.  Jesus, eternal word of the Father, we pray. + For those charged with protecting society: that they will build a world in which family life is revered, protected and promoted.  We pray especially for the safekeeping of the families gathered on our...
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Dec 24

December 25 ~ The Nativity of the Lord

+ For the Church:  that the Holy Father and the bishops live their lives in such a way as to illustrate the saving event of the Incarnation to everyone throughout the world.  Son of God who comes to us, we pray. + For the world:  Let the heavens be glad, let the earth rejoice, and let all peoples see your glory.  Son of God...
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Dec 22

December 23 ~ Fourth Sunday in Advent

+ We pray for the Church, that your Holy Spirit may continue to move through it, cleansing it and healing it.  Jesus, fulfillment of prophecies, we pray. + For the world: In faith, we raise our voices in prayer for peace and harmony among all peoples and nations.  Jesus, fulfillment of prophecies, we pray. + In these very difficult...
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Dec 15

December 16 ~ Third Sunday of Advent

May the church be zealous in bringing the good news to the poor, healing to the brokenhearted, and liberty to captives.  Lord, guardian of peace, we pray. For the world: that peoples everywhere may encounter one another in harmony.  Lord, guardian of peace, we pray. Under the protection of Christ, may our times be peaceful. ...
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Dec 8

December 9 ~ 2nd Sunday of Advent

+For the renewal of the Church in holiness during this sacred season of Advent.  Father who loves us all, we pray. + For the world: in faith, we raise our voices in prayer for peace and healing among all peoples and nations.  Father who loves us all, we pray. + That Christ may guide the minds of those who govern so as to promote the...
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Dec 1

December 2 ~ First Sunday of Advent

+ May this Advent be for the Church a faith-filled journey toward the horizon of hope.  Lord of justice, we pray. + For an end to warfare: may all weapons be dismantled to become instruments of peace.  Lord of justice, we pray. + Teach us to reach across all borders, whether fabricated or real, to join with our brothers and sisters...
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