Sunday's Prayer of the Faithful
4th Sunday in Advent
Cel ----- Gathered into the love of God, we make our prayers in the name of Jesus whose love and faithfulness endures forever, the Lord of all
We pray for the leaders of our church, that they may lead local church communities with wisdom and compassion, Lord hear us
For all who cannot come home for Christmas and for those cannot go home, for a happy Christmas for them wherever they may be, Lord hear us
For all who are ill, we pray; that they may have peace of body, mind and soul, Lord hear us
For the children who were cruelly murdered in Pakistan, and for their families, and for a lasting peace throughout the world, Lord hear us
For all who have died, those who died recently ---------------------, and for all whose anniversaries occur at this time; may they rest in the peace of God, Lord hear us.
Celebrant: Let us pray
Come Lord Jesus into our world which needs your compassion and justice so much each day. Come into our hearts and our lives that we may be people of compassion, justice and love among all we meet. We ask this in your name, Jesus our Lord. Amen.