Second Sunday of Advent
With readiness to welcome Christ, who comes each day by His grace, we now present our needs to the Father.
For the Church, that like a herald’s voice in the desert,
she may never cease proclaiming what is true and just, even when unpopular.
Lord in your mercy
May we too prepare a way for Christ by our good deeds
Mindful that even the smallest of our works of mercy,
May bring the love of God to those in need. . Lord in your mercy
For those who live without hope
that they may discover the Good News of the coming of the Son of God
and find their hearts lifted up anew.
Lord, in your mercy.
For those who have died and whose anniversaries occur at this time:
may they be raised to a new and eternal life.
Lord in your mercy,
We pray to Mary our Mother and ask her to intercede for us as we say, Hail Mary...
Let us now in silence bring our own intentions to God.
Father, we hear your call to repentance and rejoice that our salvation is near. Make our hearts and our world ready for the coming of Christ your Son who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.