Prayers of the People for Christmas 2013

Walking in the light of the Saviour, let us pray to God for the needs of the world, the ministry of the Church, and for all people everywhere, saying, “Christ Jesus, by your coming,” and responding, “Set us free for ministry.”

[Short pause]

God of life, God of new life, by the birth of Jesus you have brought light into our darkness.  Shine in our lives.  Christ Jesus, by your coming,
Set us free for ministry.

God of life, God of new life, nothing will ever separate us from your love.  Give us faith to trust your promise.  Christ Jesus, by your coming,
Set us free for ministry.

God of life, God of new life, you call us to serve the hungry, the poor, the lonely and the outcast.  Show us how we can respond.  Christ Jesus, by your coming,
Set us free for ministry.

God of life, God of new life, Jesus was born into poverty and lived under oppression.  Open our eyes to injustice, and inspire us to proclaim your reign.  Christ Jesus, by your coming,
Set us free for ministry.

God of life, God of new life, by the birth of Jesus, bring your healing to those in need, especially those we name before you.
[Long pause]
Christ Jesus, by your coming,
Set us free for ministry.

God of life, God of new life, inspire this congregation to reach out beyond our walls, beyond our fears, beyond our past.  Help us to welcome your future.  Christ Jesus, by your coming,
Set us free for ministry.

God of life, God of new life, by the birth of Jesus you have brought light into our darkness.  Shine in our lives.  Christ Jesus, by your coming,
Set us free for ministry.

We pray in the name of Jesus, our light, our life, and our hope.
Amen.

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