Third Sunday of Advent
God of hope and joy,
you sent John the Baptist
to announce the coming of your Son:
inspire all who serve in your Church
to prepare for his coming again
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
1st Reading: Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO John 1:6-8, 19-28
Prayer at the time of COVID-19
AUTHOR OF LIFE,
HEALER OF THE NATIONS;
GRANT US COURAGE TO FACE OUR TRIAL,
GIVE US WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF, GIVE US FAITH TO BE RESPONSIBLE
AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION
FOR JESUS CHRIST’S SAKE. AMEN.
Commission & Benediction
As we prepare to leave
Lord Jesus, give us grace
On earth to love You more,
In Heav’n to see Your face,
And with Your saints adore.
The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be amongst you, and remain with you always.
Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
In the name of Christ. Amen.
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