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Prayers of the Faithful

Second Sunday of Advent Dec. 9-10, 2017

1. For the Church: may God give us the strength to make changes so that we may live more fully the ways of justice and holiness, we pray to the Lord…

2. For Church Leaders: may they lead us to joyfully anticipate the coming of our Lord Jesus amidst the uncertainties of our world, we pray to the Lord…

3. For peace and reconciliation in the Middle East and for all Christians who are suffering persecution and martyrdom throughout the world, we pray to the Lord…

4. For all who are working to promote the dignity of each person, from conception until natural death: that God will guide and make fruitful their efforts, we pray to the Lord…

5. For the sick, the homebound, for those undergoing surgery, testing or treatment and for those on our prayer list, we pray to the Lord…

6. For those who are separated from their families during this Advent season due to military service; may they know of our prayers and appreciation, we pray to the Lord…

7. For college students as they complete the semester: may God give them clarity of mind and thought as they express their knowledge on papers and exams, we pray to the Lord…

8. For …
5:30: Muriel Sullivan
8:00: Jackie Van Groll
10:45: Danny Ball
whom we remember at this Mass,we pray to the Lord…

9. and for the prayers and petitions that we hold in the silence of our hearts (pause)…we pray to the Lord…