Corpus Christi Sunday : The Universal Prayer / Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Corpus Christi

The priest introduces the prayers:

My brothers and sisters, in the name of Jesus Christ the High Priest, in whose priesthood we share through the sacrament of baptism, we call on God our Father to answer our petitions, which we now make with confidence.

Reader:

We pray for the Church,
may the celebrations of the sacraments, especially the Holy Mass, fill us with a sense not only of God’s nearness, but also with awe at his greatness and compassion.
Lord, hear us.

We pray For Fathers, especially as today is Father’s Day.  May they create homes filled with love and built on the firm foundation of Christian family values.
Lord, hear us.

 We pray for all ministers of the Eucharist
may they minister with reverence in the Eucharistic assembly
and bring comfort to the sick and housebound in this blessed Sacrament.
Lord, hear us.

We pray for the leaders of the nations,
may Jesus’s concern for the hungry find a response in their hearts, so that no one in our world dies of hunger, or is forced to live in sub-human conditions.
Lord, hear us.

We pray for all who suffer
Remembering especially all those victims of the terrorist attacks recently,
and those affected by the Grenfell tower fire,
That anger toward those responsible may not consume their hearts,
But that they may know the love of God through the generosity and compassion of those who help them.
Lord, hear us.

We pray for those deprived of the sacraments,
may we be one in love and prayer with all those who are not allowed to practice their faith, and cannot receive their Lord in the eucharist.
Lord, hear us.

We pray with Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ our High Priest: Hail Mary … .

We make our private petitions in silence to God our Father.

Priest:
Father,
may the prayers we have offered
come before your heavenly altar
as tokens of our trust and worship.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Pentecost: The Universal Prayer / Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

The Feast of Pentecost (A)

The Priest introduces the prayers:
On this great day, the Easter season comes to its completion, as we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. Let us ask God our Father to renew each one of us through his Spirit, so that the Church, the world and all those in need may be filled with his power.

Reader:
We pray for the leaders of the Church
may they, like the Apostles, be filled with God's Holy Spirit,
and speak to the world of his unending care for everyone.
Lord, hear us.

We pray for peace and joy in the world,
may the face of the earth be renewed, and the coldness of conflict and discord in society be dispelled by the fire and warmth of the Holy Spirit.
Lord, hear us.

We pray for all peoples who are despised or persecuted, because of their faith, skin colour or culture:
as those who gathered in Jerusalem on the first Christian Pentecost heard the Gospel in their own language, may all people overcome fear of others, and seek mutual understanding.
Lord, hear us.

We pray for those who are suffering and those who care for them,
may they be filled with the Spirit to bear their suffering in patient hope.
Lord, hear us.

Mary was with the disciples on the day of Pentecost,
we pray with her as we say. Hail Mary …

In the power of the Spirit, we make our private petitions to God our Father.

The Priest concludes the prayers:
Father, your Spirit renews our world.
May he fill us with your love and enable us to do your will.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Ascension : The Universal Prayer / Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Bidding Prayers for Ascension Day. 


The Priest introduces the prayers:

On this day when Christ our Lord ascended into heaven, we make our prayers for the Church and the world, trusting that the Father will answer them out of love for his Son.

 

Reader:

We pray for the catholic Church,

may Christians use the media wisely and creatively to spread the Gospel and to build God’s Kingdom of justice and truth. 

Lord, hear us. 

 

We pray for peace, and an end to hatred, 

may God rid the world of violence and terrorism 

So all people may serve him in freedom.

Lord, hear us. 

 

We pray for the sick and those who care for them,

may they always feel Christ's presence with them 

in the midst of their suffering.

Lord, hear us. 

 

We pray for the dead,

may Christ, who has gone before us into heaven, 

prepare a place for us all in his eternal kingdom. 

Lord, hear us.  

 

With the Mother of Jesus, we pray. Hail Mary … .

 

Let us pray in silence to our Father in heaven.

 

The Priest concludes the prayers:

Father, just as your Son ascended to you, 

may our prayers rise up before your throne, 

and may our requests be granted. 

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.