The 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Priest:

Having been invited to come to Jesus, the bread of life, let us now confidently place our needs before the Father.


Reader:


Let us pray for all the priests of our diocese;
strengthen them in the spirit to carry out your work. 

Lord, hear us. 



May we be continually challenged by the Grace of God to put off our old, selfish ways
and follow more closely the way of Christ.

Lord, hear us. 


May Christ comfort all who face persecution because of their faith,
through the prayerful and compassionate support of his Body, the Church.

Lord, hear us.


For the sick, especially the sick members of our families and community,
that they may be nourished in Body and in Soul, by Christ the living Bread .
Lord, hear us.

For those who have died, especially those who died without hope or in pain,
that through Christ, the Bread of life, they may live for ever.

Lord, hear us.


Let us commend ourselves and all Gods people living and dead to the intercession of our Blessed Lady as we say, Hail Mary...

We make our private petitions in silence.


Priest:
Heavenly Father, we place all our hope in your power.
Answer our needs voiced in faith
and in the hope of your mercy.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, the living bread,
Who dwells with you for ever and ever.
Amen.

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) : Bidding Prayers

Priest:
Knowing that the Father is close to all who call on him from their hearts, we place our needs before him.

Reader:
For Francis our Pope, for Archbishop Bernard, for the auxiliary bishops, for Fr Peter and for priests and leaders of your Church; strengthen them in the spirit to carry out your work.
Lord in your mercy.

For the hungry, the starving. In complete selflessness, May we break with them the bread of our abundance.
Lord in your mercy.

We pray for all the baptised. May they live lives worthy of their vocation, bringing love where there is hatred, unity where there is division.
Lord in your mercy.

We pray for those who have departed this life. May their deepest hunger be satisfied at the banquet of eternal life.
Lord in your mercy. 

We turn in prayer to our Blessed Lady. Hail Mary ...

Priest:
God our Father,
you open wide your hand and grant our desires.
Nourished by the Eucharist,
may we be always faithful to our baptismal calling.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Priest:

With complete faith and trust we pray to the Father for all our needs:

Reader:

For the church, for our Holy Father Pope Francis, for our bishops, priests and deacons, and for all the baptised. We ask God to help us keep our faith strong.
Lord in your mercy.

For the children of our parish and for all young people who are changing schools or facing important decisions about their future - may they be guided by the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Lord, in your mercy.

For those experiencing difficulties in their married life and for those whose marriages have ended. May they be given strength by the guidance of the Holy Spirit in their special circumstances.
Lord in your mercy.

We pray that the mission of this parish will always include a special care for all who are sick in mind or body, to whom we minister the consoling touch of Christ who loves them and who unites himself with their suffering.
Lord in your mercy.

We now ask the intercession of Our Blessed Lady as we say, Hail Mary

Let us now pray for a moment in silence.

Priest:

Father, we bring you these petitions, confident in the knowledge that you will hear and answer our prayers which we make through Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.