Prayers of the People: Advent

Here is a responsive prayer of intercession for the season of Advent.  It comes from Daily Prayer for All Seasons.

Advent Prayer of Intercession

Holy One, as we prepare for the advent of Christ,
Give us your spirit of wisdom.
As we seek to embody your love in the world,
Give us your spirit of good counsel.
As we seek to be faithful,
Give us eyes to see beyond the obvious.
As we gather in this hour, we lift all in need before you.

(Here, the people may add particular intercessions or thanksgivings.)

May we be instruments of your peace on earth
as we accept the gifts of your Spirit.

~ from Daily Prayer for All Seasons, posted online at the The Deacon’s Bench.