Second Sunday of Advent
Let us pray that God will continue the good work of our commitments within the Church, especially our dedicated prayer and loving service. We pray to the Lord.
Let us pray that our deserts of violence become valleys of peace, that hopelessness may be transformed into joy, that sarcasm may turn to shouts of praise in this Advent season. We pray to the Lord.
Let us pray that we may listen to John the Baptist and receive the challenge to walk in the glow of God’s mercy and forgiveness. Let us discover our treasure of integrity here on earth. We pray to the Lord.
Let us sort through our false purpose and hypocrisy this Advent. That genuine compassion may flow from our mouths like honey toward our enemies as well as our loved ones. We pray to the Lord.
Let us pray for children who feel they do not belong within their families, for our children with disabilities, for our grandchildren struggling to find adequate employment, and for our children trapped in addictions. We pray to the Lord.
Let us pray for people suffocating in grief and loss. We remember our dead who have journeyed home to heaven. We pray to the Lord.