Eighth Sunday of the Year : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Eighth Sunday of the Year

The Priest says:
My brothers and sisters, let us join together to pray for the needs of our Church, our country and ourselves, forgetting not the many wants of all mankind.

Reader:
That God will guide all Christian leaders in the fulfilment of the obligations of their office.
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

That those engulfed in a poverty of the Spirit,
because they have not yet received the faith,
may quickly hear the challenge of the gospel of Christ.
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

That those in need
and those who care for them may trust in God's loving kindness,

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

That those who have departed this life may come to share in the glory of heaven,

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

Let us join our prayers with the prayers of Our Lady: Hail Mary.

We make our private petitions in silence.

The priest concludes the prayers:
Heavenly Father, hear the prayers of your people and grant our petitions out of the same love with which you created us. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Sixth Sunday of the Year : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Sixth Sunday of the Year

The Priest says:
Let us ask the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name, to send the Spirit of his Son into our hearts as we pray for the needs of the Church and of the world.

Reader:
O Lord, the creator and redeemer of all mankind,
we humbly pray for all men of every race and in every kind of need:
make your ways known to them, and reveal your salvation to the nations.
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

May the whole Church be guided and governed by your Holy Spirit,
let all who call themselves Christians be led into the way of truth and hold the faith in the unity of Spirit.
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

We commend to your fatherly goodness all who are afflicted or distressed,
comfort and relieve them according to their needs, and grant them the love and consolation of your Spirit.
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

Father, give a place of life and rest to those who have died in your peace,
may we share with them in the glory of Jesus Christ, who died to save us all.
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

Our Lady is the Mother of the Church and shows her care for us all by her prayers. We join our prayers with hers as we say: Hail Mary.

In a moment of silence,
let us make our private petitions to God our almighty Father.

The priest concludes the prayers:
Father, hear the prayers of your Church. In your great love, make up for what is lacking in our faith. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Seventh Sunday of the Year : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Seventh Sunday of the Year

The Priest says:
Through the Gospel, the Lord Jesus calls us to share in his glory. Let us make our prayer with him to the Father for the needs of the Church and of the world.

Reader:
We pray for all nations,
that they may seek the way that leads to peace, that human rights and freedom may be everywhere respected, and that the world's resources may be generously shared. Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

We pray for the Church,
that her leaders may be faithful ministers of your word and sacraments, that all her members may be strong in faith and hope, and that God may be recognised in the love she bears to all.
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

We pray for those in need and those who care for them,
that Christ may bring them comfort and strength.
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

We pray for the faithful departed,
that through God's mercy they may rest in peace.
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

We ask Our Lady to pray for us. Hail Mary.

Let us pray in silence for our own needs.

The priest concludes the prayers:
Father, hear the prayers of the family you have gathered here before you. In mercy and love unite all your children, wherever they may be. Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.