First Sunday of Advent 2019: Prayers of the Faithful

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First Sunday of Advent

December 1, 2019

Let us pray for Pope Francis, Bishop Sheridan, and all church leaders, and all the baptized in this Advent season. May our new liturgical year bring hope to those in despair and light to those in darkness.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray to stay awake and work diligently for the dignity of all human life. May our efforts support the birth of children and respect for all families, both rich and poor.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray to stay awake in order to live the gospel in our world. May the teachings of Jesus lead us well beyond our own concerns and into our world to offer food, clothing, and housing to the least among us.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray to stay awake to support the ill members of our community, our children with addiction or depression, and our elders who live with worry and fear, and those who live with constant body and emotional pain.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray to stay awake for peace. May we beat swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks and not train for war again.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray for our beloved dead and for all people who have taught us how to love here on earth. In this Mass we remember…

We pray to the Lord.

 

 

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