Prayers of the People for Advent 2, 2016

We are invited to bring our world and our lives to God in prayer, believing that we will not only be heard, but strengthened for ministry.  Trusting this promise, let us pray.

[Short pause]

Loving God, you call us to repentance.  Show us where we need to change direction, and give us the courage to do it.  Liberating God,
Hear our prayer.

Loving God, you call us to the wilderness.  Help us trust your presence, no matter what dangers we face.  Liberating God,
Hear our prayer.

Loving God, you call us to confession.  Strengthen our faith to trust your love and acceptance, no matter what we have done, no matter what we haven’t done.  Liberating God,
Hear our prayer.

Loving God, you call us to our true identity.  Enable us to let go of all that inhibits your Spirit flowing though our lives.  Make us even more your people.  Liberating God,
Hear our prayer.

Loving God, you call us to embrace.  May we be open to the poor, the forgotten, the untrusted, the different, the sick, including [NAMES AND] those we name before you
[Long pause]
Liberating God,
Hear our prayer.

Loving God, you call us to change direction.  Help us be open to the new, no matter where it takes us.  Liberating God,
Hear our prayer.

We offer all these prayers, as well as the unspoken longings of our hearts, to you, liberating God, in the name of Jesus, our liberating Saviour.
Amen.

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