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Catholic Parish Ivanhoe
 

Prayers Of The Faithful
2nd Sunday of Advent (Year C)
 8/9 December 2018

PRIEST

Dear friends, the voice of the Baptist resounds again today, calling us to prepare for the coming of the Lord. Let us pray in hope for the Day of Christ Jesus.

 

READER

  • That, like John the Baptist, we will people of passion and integrity and with joyful hearts prepare the way of the Lord.

(PAUSE)  Come Lord Jesus:                 Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • That, as we reflect upon the second of our parish values, ‘Hospitality’, may we be inspired by the depth and the breadth of what it can mean - a warm welcome to friends and strangers and generosity and thoughtfulness in serving their needs.

(PAUSE)  Come Lord Jesus:                 Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For all who are drawn to violent ideologies, that their hatred and anger be converted into a healthy passion for social justice. 

(PAUSE)  Come Lord Jesus:                 Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For all whose lives are challenged by the many forms disability can take. May we recognize the gifts that people with disability can bring and may understanding, respect, encouragement and inclusiveness bring empowerment and news hope. 

     (PAUSE)  Come Lord Jesus:                  Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For Nicholas Buttifant baptised this weekend, give him a new birth to eternal life through water and the Holy Spirit.   

     (PAUSE)  Come Lord Jesus:                  Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For Monique Simpson, Scott Moorhen, Margaret Edwards, Susan Crowe, Claire O’Neill, Fr Tom Doyle, Stefan Dabrowski, Lucy Cust, Nazha Shamieh and Dan McMahon: May they know God’s healing love through those who care for them.

(PAUSE)  Come Lord Jesus:                 Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For all who have died recently or whose anniversary occurs at this time; and for departed family and friends, especially Giuseppina Nibali, Bonnie Ryan, Steve and Oswald Berthelot, Esther Zahra, Julie Schembri, Vince Bessina, Julie and Eric Jamieson: May God’s good work in them come to fulfilment in the heavenly Jerusalem.  

(PAUSE)  Come Lord Jesus:                 Lord, hear our prayer

 

PRIEST 

 

God of all goodness and grace, you called John the Baptist to proclaim the coming of Christ. Help us always to walk in the way of the salvation he announced. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

“Can we find the time and space
At this busy time of the year
to listen to the whisper of the Spirit in our hearts?”
- Break Open The Word