As we prepare for Jesus’ coming to us, we pray for our needs and for those of the whole world.
For the church: that we may be a community committed to hope and repentance, we pray:
For our nation and for the world, that we may be committed to restoring peace and justice for all, we pray:
For the courage to work together to restore national unity, we pray:
For hearts that are open to preparing the way for Jesus’ coming, we pray:
For all whose work is devoted to providing for the needs of others, we pray:
For families struggling with the demands of this holiday season, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including, Samantha Karg, Lito Estabillo. May they and all who suffer be comforted by your healing touch and by the prayers of friends and family, we pray:
For those who have died, especially, Bernard Hilgers, the father of Patti Haberman; and for all our beloved dead. May they rest in peace in your heavenly home, we pray:
Presider: Loving God, you sent John the Baptist to prepare the way for Jesus. Fill us with your grace and make us heralds of God’s hope for our world. We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.