prayers of the people for advent 1c

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Advent / Lectionary / Prayers of the People / Year C

The following prayers are based on Jeremiah 33:14-16, the Hebrew Bible Lesson appointed for the First Sunday of Advent, Year C. 

In the hushed anticipation of your coming, O Lord, kindle within us the desire to remain on guard; that we might be ready for your coming, and eager to pray.

O God, the days are surely coming when all your promises will be fulfilled to your faithful children. We pray for the church (especially…), that we might fulfill our promises to you, and be forgiven for all our failures.

Come Lord Jesus, and hear our prayer.

In your time, O Lord, a righteous branch sprang up and you brought justice and righteousness in every land. We pray for our nation, and all nations, that your peace would be manifest in every corner of the earth.

Come Lord Jesus, and hear our prayer.

In your Kingdom, O Lord, you bring your people safety and comfort. We pray for the sick, the suffering, and those in distress of any kind (especially…); that you would heal all injuries, comfort all grief, and settle all wrongs.

Come Lord Jesus, and hear our prayer.

Your great works of redemption, O God, span the ages. We pray for those who rejoice this week (as they celebrate their birthday, especially… and anniversaries…) that they might be filled with joy and gladness.

Come Lord Jesus, and hear our prayer.

In the fulness of time, O God, you sent your son, to be born of our sister Mary. And his name was Emmanuel: God With Us. We thank you for your Presence with us, and we pray that you might be always present with those whom we love but see no longer. (Especially…)

Come Lord Jesus, and hear our prayer.

Come among us O God, and hear our prayers; so that when your Son Jesus comes among riding on a cloud and with great power and might, we might  come to adore him. Amen.

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