Bidding Prayers/ Intercessions for the Third Sunday of Advent

Third Sunday in Advent


God’s word tells us to patiently await all the good things that the Saviour brings. With confidence, we make our needs known to Him.


We pray that the Church may teach the world the patience it needs to await the coming of the Lord of justice, peace and life. 
Lord in your mercy

We pray that world leaders may prepare for the coming of the Lord by fostering harmony, authentic dialogue and sincere concern for their people. 
Lord in your mercy

We 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 and that we will rejoice at his coming.
Lord in your mercy...

We pray for those who are impaired by blindness, deafness or other infirmities that the promise of Christ’s coming may give them strength and joy
Lord in your mercy...

We offer these our prayers and the prayers of all God’s people, living and dead, to the intercession of Mary, Mother of the Church, as we say together: Hail Mary...

We now pray for a few moments in the silence of our hearts.


Father, as you hear our prayers, 
give us patience 
and lead us to the joy of eternal salvation. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

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