3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time C: Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful


God hears the prayers of the poor and humble. Confident in his infinite goodness let us pray:


For all members of the Church: may we be led by the example and teaching of Christ to show love for the poor. Lord, hear us.

For those in government: may they show a true concern for the less privileged in society and strive to remove burdens from them. Lord, hear us.

For students, that the Spirit of God may grant them the gifts of wisdom of understanding. Lord, hear us.

For teachers, that they may share their knowledge with gentleness, patience, and concern for their students. Lord, hear us.

For those in the parish who most need to experience Christ's healing power: that by our encouragement and example they have the humility and strength to approach him in the sacraments. Lord, hear us.

For all those who have died, especially for Agnes Taylor who died on Friday: may the Lord give them a place at his banquet in heaven. Lord, hear us.

Let us join our prayers with those of Mary as we say Hail Mary

Let us now pray for a moment in silence.


God, Father of the poor, we thank you for all you have given us. Enable us, by your Holy Spirit, to be generous with others, as you are generous with us. We make our prayers through Christ our Lord.

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

We're back!


We turn to God in prayer for the needs of the Church and the world.


For all Christian Churches and especially those in our own area.
By witnessing together to the Gospel values of love and forgiveness may the churches be led to ever-greater unity in faith and life.
Lord, in your mercy ...

For peace in the world, especially in Algeria and in Mali, that nations may resolve their conflicts by giving themselves over to Christ, the Prince of Peace.
Lord, in your mercy.

During this spell of bad weather let us pray for those working in the emergency services, and for the elderly and for those living alone.
Lord, in your mercy ...

For justice in the world, justice, especially for the poor and helpless, that we, members of the richer nations, may be generous with all that we have, materially and spiritually.
Lord, in your mercy ...

For those we know who are sick, and those who have died, especially in our own community and families. May God bless them, and us.
Lord, in your mercy ...

We offer our prayers to the Father through the intercession of the Mother of God, as we say, Hail Mary…

Let us now pray for a moment in silence


God, our loving Father, we ask you to listen to all our prayers which we make in faith, and in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, who is Lord for ever and ever. Amen