prayers of the people for Advent 4C

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The following prayers are based on the Song of Mary (The Magnificat), Luke 1:46-55.

Officiant
Our souls proclaim the greatness of you, O Lord, and we rejoice; for you have looked with favor on us, your servants; and you hear our prayers.

Intercessor
We rejoice for the church, and for all your ministers; for you always come to our help, and you always remember your promise of mercy.
The Almighty has done great things for us, and holy is his Name.

We rejoice for our nation, and for all the nations of the earth; for you fill the hungry with good things and lift up the lowly.
The Almighty has done great things for us, and holy is his Name.

We pray for the sick and the suffering (especially), and we pray for the fearful and the poor, that you would show the strength of your arm and scatter every bond which hold your people down.
The Almighty has done great things for us, and holy is his Name.

We rejoice with those who celebrate this week, especially…
The Almighty has done great things for us, and holy is his Name.

We rejoice for those who have been granted the fullness of the promise you have made to our forefathers and foremothers, and who now dwell with you in your heavenly kingdom. (Especially…)
The Almighty has done great things for us, and holy is his Name.

We rejoice as the celebration of Jesus’ birth draws near, and like our sister Mary our hearts are filled with glad tidings and joy.
The Almighty has done great things for us, and holy is his Name.

Officiant
O Lord, you do great things for your us; you hear our prayers, you bring us your salvation, you give us the gift of your son, and holy is your Name now and forevermore. Amen.

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