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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sunday Intercessions ~ Fourth Advent




As winter begins we pray for self knowledge/ where we are feeling cold or frozen about ourselves or our relationships ./ For hearts to be enlightened and warmed by Christ./ We pray to the Lord.

The Jewish People celebrate Chanukah these days - their own feast of light./ We ask for the strengthening of Jewish-Christian relations/ and for the conversion of anti-semitic hearts./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray in the holiday time for the homeless,/ the friendless and all who might feel there is no cause for hope or joy./ We pray to the Lord.

As we prepare to celebrate the feast of God becoming one of us as a little child,/ we pray for the world's children - mindful of the terrorized children of the Middle East./ For their peace,/ good health and protection./ We pray to the Lord.

For those with whom we will share visits,/ gifts and meals at Christmas./ For the safety of winter travelers./ For anyone who is away from home this holiday time./ We pray to the Lord.

Grant a change of heart to those who do menacing/ terrorist and violent things./ Give us all that new heart and mind to be good stewards of the earth which we so often treat badly./ We pray to the Lord.

Give gifts of mercy,/ healing,/ joy and fullness of life to all throughout the world who have died this past year./ We pray to the Lord.

6 comments:

  1. I pray for the happiest of blessings to be upon you this Christmas Father.

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  2. Thank you! Blessed Christmas to you as well!

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  3. Your Thursday Intercessions give direction to my prayer. I never realized how focused my thoughts could be when I prayed. Thank you each and every week for giving us these intentions.

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  4. I have been reading this for quite a bit of time. Sometimes I fall a day or two behind, but I have subscribed so I will never forget to look at your posts. In this season of Advent, I want to tell you what joy you bring here. Joy in our faith and in recognizing we being the love of Jesus to others in our own lives.

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  5. Yes give us all that new heart and mind so that we may all live peacefully together. I look forward to using these petitions at Christmas when my family will all be together. Thank you.

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  6. What a good idea! There will be another set of intentions for Christmas later next week. God bless your family!

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