Easter 4: Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful


Jesus our Good Shepherd, listen to our prayers for our world which so much needs you to protect, guide and lead us.


We pray for the Church, especially Benedict our Pope and all the bishops, may they lead your people in faith and the freedom of truth. Lord, hear us.

We pray for vocations, especially to the priesthood and the religious life. May we all respond to the voice of the Good Shepherd who calls us to love and serve others. Lord, hear us.

We pray for all refugees, may they be treated with respect and dignity as sons and daughters of the Father. Lord, hear us.

We pray for the dying, may the loving Shepherd lead them to the glory of heaven. Lord, hear us.

May Mary join her prayers to ours as we pray. Hail Mary...

Let us pray for a moment in silence


God our Father,
who raised Jesus our Good Shepherd from the dead, hear our prayers that we may all come to share in his loving Spirit. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord.


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