Fifth Sunday of Easter : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Fifth Sunday of Easter : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Priest:
Jesus teaches us that we depend on the love of God and one another.  With courage and faith, let us present our needs to our Father.

 

Reader:
For the Church: that she may continue to make Jesus known to the world through words of hope and works of love.
Lord, hear us

 

For our bishops, priests and deacons: that they may be fruitful branches of Jesus, the life-giving vine, and that they may never fail to proclaim the Gospel even in the face of adversity or trial
Lord, hear us.

 

For wisdom and dedication to the common good in all who seek to be MP’S or councillors in the forthcoming elections.
Lord, hear us.

 

For the people of Nepal, those caught up in the dreadful earthquake, that they will be helped on coping with their losses and helped in the rebuilding of their lives, both by God and humanity
Lord, hear us.

 

For those who have died, especially those whose anniversaries occur at this time, may they be granted the fullness of life and joy in heaven.
Lord, hear us.

 

With Mary, who already shares in the resurrection, we pray, Hail Mary ...

 

Now, let us make our private petitions to our heavenly Father.

 

Priest:
Heavenly Father, the vine grower, we ask that your Spirit may work in and through us to make us branches that bear much fruit for your kingdom.  We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Easter 2: Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Easter 2 - Divine Mercy Sunday

Priest:

Let us turn to God asking for all our needs and the needs of the Church and of all mankind.

Reader: 
For Pope Francis.  May he draw the whole Church closer to the mercy of Jesus who enabled the apostle Thomas to move from his doubt to complete faith in Jesus, crucified and risen Lord.
Lord in your mercy

For unbelievers and doubters that they may come to faith and trust and love of God – may our Easter joy be contagious 
Lord in your mercy

We pray for politicians worldwide that they may never try to outlaw faith in God and the peaceful signs and symbols of religion 
Lord in your mercy

For persecuted Christians that they may feel the consoling presence of the Risen Lord and the solidarity of all the Church.
Lord in your mercy

May the Lord grant eternal rest to all who have died: especially we remember those who have no-one to pray for them. 
Lord in your mercy

Let us ask Our Lady to join her prayers to ours as we say - Hail Mary

In silence let us bring our own intentions to God.

Priest:
Almighty God we ask you to answer all our prayers which we make in faith through Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Lent 3 : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Priest: Let us turn to God, our Father in heaven, for the needs of the Church and of the world:

Reader: For Pope Francis; clergy and religious; and for the whole Church. May we work together in our calling to be faithful witnesses, and so draw all we meet to experience the love and power of the Gospel.
Lord in your mercy

For vocations to the priesthood, permanent diaconate and religious life. May the Holy Spirit guide the hearts and minds of those called by the Lord and give them courage to commit their lives unstintingly to the service of others. Lord in your mercy

For the sick, the elderly and those who are housebound, especially for the people of Sierra Leone; those who have died from, or are affected by Ebola; those now orphaned; and for all doctors, nurses, carers and aid-workers. May they know the comforting love and the healing power of Christ. Lord in your mercy.

For all who have departed this life, that Christ, the light of the world, may draw them to new life and fullness of redemption in the heavenly kingdom. Lord in your mercy

We ask Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom, for her intercession, as we pray: Hail Mary…

We pause in silent reflection with our personal intentions.

Priest: Father, hear the prayers of your people, and grant us the strength and courage to be faithful to the mission you have called us to live. We make these and all our prayers through Jesus Christ, your Son, Our Lord. Amen