Prayers of the Faithful for December 9 & 10, 2017
We pray for and await God’s loving presence to all who are in need of comfort.
For the Church: that we may herald the good news of God’s love by our deeds of service and our fellowship with all whom God leads into our lives, we pray:
For a renewal of the Holy Spirit in our hearts: that God will renew the gift of the Spirit within us and help us to be active and dynamic disciples, we pray:
For all who must wait: that God will transform us through reflective listening, deeds of compassionate service and inspired conversations, we pray:
For all who are dissatisfied with life: that they may recognize the gift of each day and have their eyes opened to all the blessings that are present before them, we pray:
For Christians during this Advent season: that we turn from the wastelands of violence, opulence and greed, and dedicate ourselves to promoting honest and loving relationships, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including, Jim Juaire, Sharon Jirik, Sarah Casper. 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, Irene Tveidt, the wife of Dave Tveidt. Comfort those who mourn the passing of a loved-one, we pray:
Hear our prayers O God. May our glory be revealed in our work to bring these prayers for mercy, justice, and peace a reality in our own deserts and cities. We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.