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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.


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

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

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