November 28th, 2021

O God, the days are surely coming when all your promises will be fulfilled to your faithful children. We thank you for your faithfulness to us throughout all generations. We pray for the church. May we listen deeply for your voice. Grace us with discerning minds and willing spirits as we join with you to further your mission and discern your path forward for us. Strengthen us to be your hands, and feet and hearts and to know you and your ways more fully.  

As the pandemic continues, we pray for the grace for the challenging road yet to journey. We pray for the sick, health care providers feeling the strain of overwork, scientists, and governments making hard decisions. Calm our fears… Gentle our worries. Thank you that you are always with us and will never forsake us.    

In your time, O Lord, a righteous branch sprang up and you brought justice and righteousness in every land. We pray for our nation, and all nations, that your peace would be manifest in every corner of the earth, that justice would rule.   

In your Kingdom, O Lord, you bring your people safety and comfort. We pray your healing grace for the sick, the suffering, the wounded, and those in distress of any kind including those whom we name before you now……………..

Comfort all who grieve, we pray. When Christmas cheer abounds, help us be mindful of those who are struggling during this season.    

O God, your great works of redemption, span the ages. We also pray for those who rejoice this week. Thank you for answered prayer and open doors. May each who rejoices be filled with joy and gladness.

            We also pray for our households of faith: May your joy and peace fill each heart.

In the fullness of time, O God, you sent your Son, to be born of  Mary. And his name was Emmanuel: God With Us. We thank you for your Presence with us, and we pray that you might be always present with those whom we love, our communities and beyond.  

 Come among us O God, and hear our prayers; so that when your Son Jesus comes among riding on a cloud and with great power and might, we might come to adore him. Amen.