Presider: We pray for the fulfillment of all human longing and for patience as we wait.
For the church: that it may demonstrate Christ’s presence to those who are impatient, discouraged or defeated, we pray:
For leaders of government: that God will inspire them in their service and help them to lay aside personal gain to work for the greater good of those whom they serve, we pray:
For peace in our hearts and in our world as we prepare to welcome the One who is perfect peace, we pray:
For patience: that we may learn to wait as we experience various pressures and allow God to show us a new path to proceed, we pray:
For greater awareness: that through the reflections of Advent, we may recognize the depth and quality of love that we have for spouses, family members, and all who are significant in our lives, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including, Samantha Karg, Lito Estabillo, Diane Sparrow, Fr. Jim Gorman. 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, and for all our beloved dead. May they rest in peace in your heavenly home, we pray:
God who consoles us and gives us hope, we pray for patience as we await the fulfillment of all our longing. We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.