Fourth Sunday of Advent ~ December 19-20, 2020
(If there is no sung response, lector adds “We pray to the Lord…”)
O Wisdom of our God Most High, enlighten the preachers of every faith tradition, that they may guide all people in the way of compassion.
O King of All Nations, rule in the hearts of our elected officials,
that they may bring relief to those who are suffering the burdens
of this coronavirus pandemic.
O Radiant Dawn, less and protect all expectant mothers;
be with families who anticipate the adoption of a child,
and bring the light of a new day to children in danger.
O Emmanuel, God with us, make your comforting presence known in the hearts of those who are missing loved ones during the holidays,
and all who struggle to rejoice at Christmas.
O Key of David, open the gates of paradise to all who have died,
especially those close to our hearts, and those served by the many outreach ministries of St. Vincent DePaul.