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Prayers of the People

 

 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Year B

Episcopal Revised Common Lectionary

 

Presider:  Extend your greeting to your favored ones, O God, and let your Holy Spirit overshadow us, that we may proclaim your love to our generation, as we await the coming of Christ, saying:  Let your faithfulness and love be with us; for your love is established for ever.

 

Litanist:  Make of your church, O Holy One, a house that shall be made sure forever before you, that we, like Mary, may respond in faithfulness and be bearers of the Christ Child unto all the world.  Let your faithfulness and love be with us;

for your love is established for ever.

 

Raise up just leaders, Almighty One, and guide the nations of the world, that all people may live in their own place, and be disturbed no more; and that evildoers shall afflict them no more.  Let your faithfulness and love be with us;

for your love is established for ever.

 

Compassionate One, let the prophetic writings be made known to all the nations to bring release and comfort to all who are oppressed, to lift up the lowly and fill the hungry with good things.  Let your faithfulness and love be with us;

for your love is established for ever.

 

Loving God, empower your Holy Spirit to come upon this community that we may be the servants of the Lord and live graciously according to your word.  Let your faithfulness and love be with us;

for your love is established for ever.

 

Gracious One, visit all for whom we pray with your mysterious love, and honor the intercessions of your people as we pray for ___. 

Hear our glad tidings as we offer you our praise and thanksgiving, especially for ___.

Raise up into your glorious eternal presence those who have died, especially ___. 

Let your faithfulness and love be with us;

for your love is established for ever.

 

 

Presider:  Cast out all fear by your Word of perfect love, O God, the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but is now disclosed, that we may joyfully bring about the obedience of faith to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever.  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.