Monday, December 14, 2015

Prayers for Gaudete Sunday: Advent Calendar Day 16


God of joy, 
may your church rejoice
in the coming of your Son,
may he bring wisdom to those who teach;
acceptance to all who are excluded;
and guidance to all who follow.
Come quickly, O Lord Jesus,
bring joy to your church.  Amen.


God of joy,
may this world rejoice
in the coming of your kingdom,
may it bring justice to the oppressed;
peace to all the nations;
and freedom to all who are enslaved.
Come quickly, O Lord Jesus,
bring joy to your world.  Amen.
                                                              

God of joy,
may all in need rejoice
in the coming of your salvation,
may it bring healing to the sick;
comfort to all in distress;
 and safety for those in danger.
Come quickly, O Lord Jesus,
bring joy to those in pain this day.  Amen. 


Joyful God,
we thank you for your delight in creation,
for your care for your people,
and for your many gifts to us.
Prepare us for the coming of your Son,
may he come quickly
and find us joyful in your service,
watchful in prayer,
and trusting in your promises;
these and all our prayers we make in the name 
of the one for whom we wait,
Jesus Christ, our saviour and our king.  Amen.

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