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Prayers of the People

 

 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The The First Sunday of Advent

Year B

 

Episcopal Revised Common Lectionary

 

Presider:  Faithful God, stir up your strength and come to help us as we wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ; hear our prayers and strengthen us to the end as we pray:  Restore us, O God of hosts; show us the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

 

Litanist:  We give thanks to you, our Loving God, for the grace you have given to us in Christ Jesus:  Enrich your Church in speech and knowledge of every kind that she may not be lacking in any spiritual gift and may be awake, alert and blameless at the day of your coming.  Restore us, O God of hosts;

show us the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

 

Make your name known, Almighty One, so that the nations might tremble at your presence:  Gather the elect from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven, that all humanity may know that we are the work of your hand and the sheep of your flock.  Restore us, O God of hosts;

show us the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

 

Come among us with great power and glory, O Shepherd of your people, shine forth and give to all the earth the light of your presence.  Restore us, O God of hosts;

show us the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

 

Be near to this community, at our very gates and within our hearts, and do not hide your face from us, that we may know your glory in the evening and at midnight and at cockcrow and at dawn, and not be found asleep at the day of your coming.  Restore us, O God of hosts;

show us the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

 

Compassionate One, open the heavens and come down with your healing grace for those for whom we pray, especially ___. 

We give thanks for the grace and peace that come from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, offering our special gratitude for ___.

May your angels gather your beloved into the day of your triumph as we remember those who have died, especially ___.

Restore us, O God of hosts;

show us the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

 

 

Presider:  No one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, O Holy One; you are the potter and we are the clay, the work of your hand:  Shine forth upon your creation, stir up your strength, and come to help us, as we put our trust in you, O Father, through our Savior Jesus Christ in the power of your Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen.

To add names to be included in our intercessions for those who are ill or in any kind of need, or to remember those who have died,
please call the church office 479/442-7373 or email prayer@stpaulsfay.org.  
 
We also invite your prayers of thanksgiving to be included in our Prayers of the People.