Missal

Prayer of the Faithful

Christmas

Priest’s Introduction

On this day (on this night, in this time)
when the goodness and kindness of God our Savior have appeared,
let us, dear brothers and sisters,
humbly pour forth to him our prayers,
trusting not in our own good works, but in his mercy.

Intentions

1. For the Church of God,
that in integrity of faith she may await
and may welcome with joy
him whom the immaculate Virgin conceived by a word
and wondrously brought to birth,
let us pray to the Lord.
R. Lord, have mercy.

2. For the progress and peace of the whole world,
that what is given in time may become a reward in eternity,
let us pray to the Lord.
R. Lord, have mercy.

3. For those oppressed by hunger, sickness or loneliness,
that through the mystery of the Nativity (Epiphany) of Christ
they may find relief in both mind and body,
let us pray to the Lord.
R. Lord, have mercy.

4. For the families of our congregation,
that, receiving Christ,
they may learn also to welcome him in the poor,
let us pray to the Lord.
R. Lord, have mercy.

Priest’s Prayer

We pray, O Lord our God,
that the Virgin Mary,
who merited to bear God and man in her chaste womb,
may commend the prayers of your faithful in your sight.
Through Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.

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