SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT – BIBLE SUNDAY – YEAR B

That the Church may always root its life and decisions in the disturbing and life-giving Word of God,  and proclaim with integrity and joy the Gospel of Jesus, that the world may believe

                                            IN CHRIST WE PRAY…
              [response]     LORD FEED US WITH YOUR WORD…

For all who seek after truth,  for those who cannot believe: that their hearts and minds be opened to God’s Word that brings Life;  for a world divided by war, racism and famine that all may heed the Gospel of Peace and live
                                            IN CHRIST WE PRAY…
              [response]     LORD FEED US WITH YOUR WORD…

For a deep love of the Scriptures in our parish community, and in our own lives – may we  find inspiration in sharing the Word with one another,  guidance for our children and families and growth for our parish community of mission

                                            IN CHRIST WE PRAY…
              [response]     LORD FEED US WITH YOUR WORD…

For God’s blessing upon the children and young people of our parish family, that filled with the Spirit they may devour the Word as Bread for their lives and Wisdom for their journey and rejoice to proclaim the Word and serve the Kingdom with enthusiasm

                                            IN CHRIST WE PRAY…
              [response]     LORD FEED US WITH YOUR WORD…

For our Readers who proclaim the Word to us; for our Catechists and all who lead Children’s Liturgy, for all who part of the Journey of faith group, and for the teachers in our schools: that they may grow in Christ as they share faith and the Word of God with those entrusted to them

                                            IN CHRIST WE PRAY…
              [response]     LORD FEED US WITH YOUR WORD…

For Catholic Bible Schools around the world, for the Bible Society, Scripture Union and ‘Bible Alive’ and all organisations seeking to share God’s Word with our world:  may they always offer the riches of the Bible with reverence for other world faiths and their sacred  scriptures

                                            IN CHRIST WE PRAY…
              [response]     LORD FEED US WITH YOUR WORD…

For the all suffering in body or mind with the effects of the Covid Virus and those who care for them; for those suffering from HIV/Aids; and for the lonely and housebound: …;

We pray too for those who have died recently, especially … and all victims of war and the Coronavirus pandemic;

and all whose anniversaries are at this time: Nelson Mandela, …
                                            IN CHRIST WE PRAY…
              [response]     LORD FEED US WITH YOUR WORD…

Mary, teach us to ponder the Word in our hearts and to treasure all that God speaks to our world…

                                           HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in a moment’s silence for God’s blessing upon our children preparing for their First Eucharist next Sunday …

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