Second Sunday of Christmas

‘Wisdom speaks her voice to God’s people’ … that the leadership of the Church everywhere will listen to the Wisdom of the Spirit in the voices of the people, especially the excluded

                             [reader]               Word made Flesh
                           [response]          Be our Wisdom

‘Wisdom pitched tent among us’ … that the suffering of 67 million refugees will be recognised and the wisdom of love and care be heeded in public policy leading to a change of heart that nations will open their borders to their sisters and brothers

                             [reader]               Word made Flesh
                           [response]          Be our Wisdom

‘Before the world was made, the Father chose us in Christ’ … that every Christian will know they are called and chosen to make Love real, make love flesh in our beautiful but wounded world – may it be our joy to serve the Kingdom of God’s loving and freedom

                             [reader]               Word made Flesh
                           [response]          Be our Wisdom

‘He is a light that darkness cannot overcome’ … that the darkness of war, the darkness of inequality and injustice, the darkness of poverty be overcome by the light of peace, the light of humanity; that the Year 2021 might leaders and nations build together a new post-Covid world of global co-operation that will heal our ‘common home’ the Earth

                             [reader]               Word made Flesh
                           [response]          Be our Wisdom

‘John was a witness to speak for the Light that is Christ’ … that every parish and every Christian community may shine with such love and so witness to the wonder of God’s humanity in Christ

                             [reader]               Word made Flesh
                           [response]          Be our Wisdom

‘Praise our God, He has blessed the children among you’ …  for our children and young people at schools, colleges and universities, that they be protected from the Covid virus and enabled to grow in ‘wisdom and maturity’: may wise decisions be made about education during this time of pandemic

                             [reader]               Word made Flesh
                           [response]          Be our Wisdom

‘May you see what hope his call holds for you’ … that those in hospitals, care homes and in the community who are caring for the sick, the elderly and frail, and the victims of Covid 19 will be strengthened with renewed hope and sense of their calling as we pray also for …
‘the rich glories promised the saints’ …  may all who died recently see the wonder of God face to face, especially … and the escalating numbers who have succumbed to the virus;
and for all whose anniversaries are at this time: …

                             [reader]               Word made Flesh
                           [response]          Be our Wisdom

Mary, Mother of the Word made flesh and Seat of Wisdom, pray for us, guide us…

                                                                Hail Mary…

We pray for needs of all our world at the beginning of this New Year…

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