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4th Sunday in Advent, Year C

19 December 2021
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Presider

Ours is a God of blessing, who fulfils the word spoken to those who believe. As people of faith, we pray that this blessing will set all people free to magnify the Lord.

Reader

We pray for Pope Francis and the bishops of the Church. May their ministry encourage us and strengthen our faith.

Lord, hear us.
Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for world leaders who proclaim the Christian message of hope. May their words be put into action for the betterment of their people.

Lord, hear us.
Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for those awaiting the birth of a child. May they, like Mary, be filled with wonder at God’s gift of life.

Lord, hear us.
Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for our faith community. May we take time out from the frantic pace of this season to quietly meditate on the significance of Advent. Let us make sure there is truly room in our lives for the coming of our Saviour.

Lord, hear us.
Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for …

Lord hear us.
Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for the sick of our parish and for those who care for them. 
We pray for those who have died recently and those whose anniversaries occur at this time. May they now rejoice in Jesus’ loving presence.

Lord, hear us.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Presider

Loving Father, with faith and confidence in your mercy, we ask you to grant our prayers, through Christ, our Lord. 
Amen.

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