Emmanuel: may the Church bear testimony to God with us
For the many millions caught up in ongoing conflicts; for refugees and internally displaced people; those trapped in cycles of poverty, abuse, marginalisation; ask that the Church around the world might bear the life of Emmanuel, who came as the Light of the world, the hope of the nations.
Has 2013 been any worse than any other year for the tragedies that have marked the suffering of many? That’s a question that is difficult to answer, but we pray that the Church would live as light and salt, and that this day we would let God’s heart for the nations shape our attitude to the message of Christmas.
Pray for the message of good news to reach the many who life without hope.