Oct 24, 2013

Prayer of Intercession: The Night is Almost Over

Here’s a prayer of intercession from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford.

Prayers of the People
(inspired by Isaiah 9:4, Romans 13:11-12)

Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.
The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here.
Romans 13:11-12

We turn to the Lord who is coming and ask him to bring his light,
to end this world’s dark night of longing.

Come, Lord Jesus, break the chains of warfare and terrorism …
The night is almost over, it will be daylight soon.

Come, Lord Jesus, break the chains of poverty and hunger …
The night is almost over, it will be daylight soon.

Come, Lord Jesus, break the chains of homelessness …
The night is almost over, it will be daylight soon.

Come, Lord Jesus, break the chains of oppression, persecution
and denial of human rights …
The night is almost over, it will be daylight soon.

Come, Lord Jesus, break the chains of inequality
and unfair practices in our society …
The night is almost over, it will be daylight soon.

Come, Lord Jesus, break the chains of anxiety and unhappiness …
The night is almost over, it will be daylight soon.

Come, Lord Jesus, break the chains of apathy and indifference …
The night is almost over, it will be daylight soon.

Come, Lord Jesus, break the chains of sickness, disease and death …

~ from An Advent Reflection © 2007 Diocese of Salford Office for Worship.  Posted on the Office for Liturgy of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford website. http://www.salfordliturgy.org.uk/advent1a.htm