For Sunday, December 27 2020, Readings: Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Psalm 147, Galatians 3:23-25; 4-4-7; John 1:1-18
LET US, GOD’S PEOPLE, PRAY
Leader: ~ O God of All That Is, Seen and Unseen, into this fullness of time You have sent our Messiah, woman-borne, to redeem us as Your own children. Let us rejoice with our whole beings, as heirs of Your eternal Kingdom, justified by faith, and proclaiming Christ’s grace and truth.
~ O God of All That Is, Seen and Unseen, with the Spirit of the Son that You have sent into our hearts, let us not keep silent. Grant us courage to speak without ceasing to lawful governments and to vengeful despots until righteousness, peace, and mercy prevail across our Earth, across our Country, and across our Communities, great and small. We pray especially for: add your own petitions
~ O God of All That Is, Seen and Unseen, refresh the bodies, hearts, and souls and give hope to all who suffer serious illness, despair, or fear, and to all who give love and support. We now join our hearts together to pray for those in need… add your own petitions
~ O God of All That Is, Seen and Unseen, exchange the darkness of grief for joy and celebration, for all who have gone ahead now live again, complete in the brilliant light and radiant joy of Your eternal life. We pray especially for… add your own petitions
~ O God of All That Is, Seen and Unseen, we pause in this moment to offer You our other heartfelt thanksgivings, intercessions, petitions, and memorials… add your own petitions
~ O God of All That Is, Seen and Unseen, we give You gracious thanksgiving for those entrusted to bring us Your Word and Sacraments. Fill us all with the unwavering faith to walk together as constant witnesses of Christ Jesus, our Saving Lord. We pray especially for: add your own petitions
The Celebrant adds: Holy Triune God: Lord, Word, and Spirit, we are created by You to be Your fertile soil in this world. Let us each by word and example, sow seeds of forgiveness, hope, and salvation, in grace upon grace, now and in the Life to come. We ask through Jesus, Your Word Made Flesh; the Holy Spirit, Your Sacred Breath; and our Omnipotent Creator, who together, reign as One God, now and forever. Amen.