Let us pray for a holy and fruitful Advent season.
May all who struggle with the present darkness
of illness, racism, and political strife
anticipate God’s peaceful and healing light.
Let us pray for Black Catholics everywhere.
May the gifts of Blackness be recognized and welcomed in every faith community,
especially here at St. Vincent’s.
Let us pray for our newly elected officials.
May they be alert for every opportunity
to heal divisions, inspire trust, and serve the common good.
Let us pray for all who are unable to be with family this Thanksgiving weekend.
May the bonds of love and gratitude be strengthened
until we can celebrate freely once more.
Let us pray for all who have gone home to God in the last year,
especially those taken by the coronavirus pandemic.
May those we have loved and lost dwell forever in the light of God.
- Christine Eberle