Advent 3

Advent 3

The Priest introduces the prayers:
Trusting in the promise of God our Father to be faithful, let us approach him with all our cares and concerns.

Let us pray for all Christians,
for those who are imprisoned or persecuted for their faith;
for the lapsed and the doubting;
for the newly converted and for all Godparents; that they may know the sovereignty of God in all areas of life.
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

Let us pray for the world of commerce and trade,
for advertising companies, for those who work for television, radio or the press;
that they may be channels for enlightenment and discernment, and instruments for good in our society.
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

Let us pray for our families and ourselves as we prepare for Christmas,
that we may grow in patience and faith, and that our material preparations may not blind us to God's love,
but that he may be central to our celebrations.
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

We unite our prayers with those of Our Lady as we say Hail Mary .

The Priest concludes the prayers:

Almighty God,
give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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