Advent 3C Prayers

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Advent / Prayers of the People

These prayers were written with the propers for Advent 3C in mind. Feel free to use/amend as you feel appropriate.

Celebrant
In the hushed anticipation of your coming, O Lord, kindle within us the assurance that you are our strength and our sure defense; that we might be ready for your coming, and eager to pray.

Intercessor
O God, surely it is you who save us. We pray for the Church, gathered together around the world this Advent. May we cry aloud and ring out your joy..
Come Lord Jesus, and hear our prayer.


Your deeds, O Lord, are known among the peoples of the earth. 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.


Celebrant
Come among us O God, and hear our prayers; so that your peace which surpasses all understanding might guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus.

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