Prayers of the People

Advent - 2018

Watchful at all times, let us pray for strength to stand with confidence before our Maker and Redeemer. That God may bring in his rule with justice and mercy,

- Prayers for the world…

let us pray to the Lord:

Lord, have mercy.

That God may establish among the nations his sceptre of righteousness,

- Prayers for the world leaders…

let us pray to the Lord:

Lord, have mercy.

That we may seek Christ in the Scriptures and recognize him in the breaking of the bread,

- Prayers for the Church…

let us pray to the Lord:

Lord, have mercy.

That God may bind up the brokenhearted, restore the sick and raise up all who have fallen,

- Prayers for those who are ill…

let us pray to the Lord:

Lord, have mercy.

That the light of God’s coming may dawn on all who live in darkness and the shadow of death,

- Prayers for those who mourn…


let us pray to the Lord:

Lord, have mercy.

That, with all the saints in light, we may shine forth as lights for the world,

- Prayers of thanksgiving…

let us pray to the Lord:

Lord, have mercy.

We commend ourselves and all for whom we pray to the mercy and protection of our heavenly Father:

Almighty God, as your blessed Son Jesus Christ first came to seek and to save the lost; so may he come again to find in us the completion of his redeeming work; for he is now alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.