Advent Sunday : The Universal Prayer / Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Advent Sunday


The Priest introduces the prayers:

Brothers and sisters, as we prepare for the coming of Our Lord Jesus in this Advent season, let us earnestly ask his mercy, as we pray for the Church and for the world.



For the Church, and all Christians,

that they may be more and more aware of their unique mission in the world, and so strive to serve mankind by reflecting Christ in all they say and do. 

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.


For the peace of the world,

that those in charge of political affairs may always be conscious that true peace is based upon the dignity of man, whatever his race, colour or creed. Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.


For the sick and those who care for them,

that the Lord Jesus may heal the sick, rid the world of hunger and protect us from all disasters. 

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.


For those departed this life,

that when the Lord Jesus comes again, we may be reunited with them in his everlasting Kingdom. 

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.


We join our prayers with our Lady, as we say: Hail Mary...


Let us pray in silence to the Lord


The Priest concludes the prayers:

Father, you gave us your only Son to prepare us for your kingdom. May our lives be a daily preparation for the day when we see you as you are. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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