Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : The Universal Prayer / Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
You must come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while. (Mark 6:31)

Priest:
Let us turn to Christ, the Good Shepherd, who inspires us with faith, hope and love, and ask him to listen to our prayers with compassion and gentleness.

Reader:
May Christ, the good shepherd who leads all people to the Father, heal our divisions, bring back all who have fallen by the wayside, and through the working of his Spirit foster greater understanding and co-operation between differing faiths.
Lord, hear us.

For ourselves, that we may find time to rest and pray, as well as to work and play, and be revived in strength and in our trust in God’s goodness. Lord, hear us.

For those who care for the sick, comfort the dying, care for prisoners, and befriend the lonely and depressed. May the Lord continue to bless and guide the work of their hearts and hands.
Lord, hear us.

For those going on holiday and for all travellers. May they will arrive safely and return refreshed Lord, hear us.

For the holy souls still cherished in our memories: as we continue to love and miss them, may God embrace them with his mercy.
Lord, hear us.

We turn now to Mary, the Mother of our Lord, and ask her to intercede for all God’s people, living and dead, as we say together: Hail Mary…

Let us now pray silently for our private needs and intentions.

Priest:
God our Father, the loving shepherd of your sheep, hear our prayers and look with kindness and compassion on all who call to you with faith and hope. We ask this in the name of Christ our Lord. Amen.

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) : The Universal Prayer / Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

They set off to preach repentance (Mark 6:12)

Priest:
Having welcomed the Word of God in faith, let us offer our prayers to God.

Reader:
For the church, for our Holy Father Pope Francis, for our bishops, priests and deacons, and for all the baptised: mayGod strengthen us in faith, that, like the apostles, we may continue to spread the word of God’s love.
Lord, hear us.

For the children of our parish and for all those who are changing schools or facing important decisions about their future: may they be guided by the Holy Spirit to listen God’s call. Lord, hear us.

For those experiencing difficulties in family life and for those who struggle in difficult circumstances: may the Lord give them strength through his merciful grace. Lord, hear us.

For all who are sick in mind or body: may they know the consoling touch of Christ, who loves them and who unites himself with their suffering.
Lord, hear us.

For all those who have died, especially members of our own family and community.
Lord hear us

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.

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : The Universal Prayer / Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The little girl got up at once and began to walk about (Mark 5:42)


Priest:
God our Father wants all humankind to be saved and calls us to the knowledge of the truth. Let us turn to Him in prayer for our needs and the needs of the world

Reader:
We pray for Pope Francis, the Bishops, all the clergy and religious,
that they may be guided by Christ, the Light of the world,
and so inspire all who look to them for leadership and direction
Lord, hear us.

We pray for all who hold public office and positions of authority:
that the Holy Spirit of wisdom and right judgement may guide their decision-making
to foster respect, justice and peace.
Lord, hear us.

For men and women, everywhere:
that they may all come to recognise God's invitation to share in his life
and respond to his call with joy.
Lord, hear us.

For those who are sick and those who care for them
For the poor and those who find it hard to make ends meet:
that God may move the hearts of those who are comfortable and secure
to undertake the works of mercy for those who are in need.
Lord, hear us.

For those who have died recently:
that they may experience the joy of new life in the risen Christ.
Lord, hear us.

We now turn to Our Lady and ask her to intercede for us as we say together Hail Mary…

In a moment of quiet reflection we bring our own prayers and petitions before the Lord.

Priest:
Heavenly Father, Shepherd of your people, in your love and compassion hear our prayers and make us always eager to serve you in faith, hope and love, now and forevermore. Amen