Prayers of the Faithful: December 24/25, 2020
As we rejoice in the love of God, which is reborn among us on this holy night/day; let us also remember those in need throughout the world.
- For the Church on this glorious Feast of Christmas: that we may know how close God is to us, how blest we are, and how God is always with us, we pray:
- For an outpouring of God’s favor in our time; that the Spirit will rekindle a childlike spirit of wonder and awe within us and an openness to all the opportunities that God offers us, we pray:
- For Pope Francis and all who serve the church: that God will inspire them in leading us to deeper faith and greater love during this Christmas season, we pray:
- For a spirit of connectedness: that as the birth of Jesus united God with humanity, we may grow in our relationship with God and with all who walk the human journey with us, we pray:
- For all who are experiencing darkness through isolation, depression, grief, or violence: that the light of Christ may scatter the darkness and bring hope to their hearts, we pray:
- For all who are assisting others this Christmas season: that God will guide and protect healthcare workers, public safety officials, and utility workers, we pray:
- For all those who are ill and have asked for our prayers: especially Cheri Henderson, we pray:
- For those who have died in the knowledge that Christ has overcome sin and death, (especially) _______________________________________
that God will fill them with life and give consolation and peace to those who grieve them, we pray:
Lord God, we thank you for sending us the most perfect gift – Jesus, the Messiah;
and for revealing your grace to us. Help us to accept your gifts of Salvation.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.