2nd Sunday before Advent
Prayer for the day: Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life: grant that we, having this hope, may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that when he shall appear in power and great glory we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom. Amen.
Post Communion Prayer: Gracious Lord, in this holy sacrament you give substance to our hope: bring us at the last to that fullness of life for which we long; through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
Missions and the World: Pray for forthcoming events hosted by Corrymeela; Cantata on St. Anne’s cathedral in Belfast and “Corrymeela in the City” an evening of quiet prayer, reflection and gospel reading, at Fitzroy Church, University Street, Belfast.
In the Parish: Pray for young people at risk; those facing social alienation, those who are bullied and encounter violence. Pray these young people will come to the attention of teachers, health workers, social workers and church workers who can provide appropriate care, counselling, and even intervention when necessary. Pray these young people find help, hope and healing.