January 3, 2021
of the Lord
O God, who on this day
revealed your Only Begotten Son to the nations
by the guidance of a star,
grant in your mercy
that we, who know you already by faith,
may be brought to behold
the beauty of your sublime glory.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
for ever and ever.
Let us Sing in Glory to God
Alleluia & Gospel Reading
Prayers of the Faithful
Let us approach our merciful Father and humbly offer him our prayers.
That the Church may continue to be graced with shepherds after Christ’s own heart who lead his Church with loving care, let us pray to the Lord.
That national and international leaders may be empowered by the Holy Spirit in serving their people as Christ came to serve, let us pray to the Lord.
That this Christmas season may be a time of growing in the gifts God has given us, let us pray to the Lord.
For the intentions that we ask quietly at this time...., let us pray to the Lord.
That our beloved dead may be welcomed into Christ’s heavenly kingdom and rest in eternal joy, let us pray to the Lord.
Father, you have lovingly bestowed on us your gifts of peace, hope, and joy. We ask that you hear the prayers we present today through your Son, Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done
on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Go before us with heavenly light,
always and everywhere,
that we may perceive with clear sight
and revere with true affection
in which you have willed us
Through Christ our Lord.