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

The Priest introduces the prayers:

My brothers and sisters, as Easter draws near, let us earnestly pray to the Lord, that we who are baptised, and the entire world, may come to share fully in the life which Christ brings us through his suffering, death and resurrection.


For the Church, the Body of Christ, [especially the newly elected Pope N ]
that the Church may continue to proclaim the saving power of Christ's cross and resurrection, by which we are raised from the death of sin to the new life of grace. Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

For those who hold public office, that they may appreciate that the things of this world have only passing value, and realise the immortal destiny of man, which was gained by Christ's saving death and resurrection. Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

For those who suffer or are in sorrow, that they may believe through faith that sufferings are taken up by Christ into his resurrection, so that the Cross is forever buried in the glory of the tomb. Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

We pray with Mary, who stood by the cross of her Son: Hail Mary ...

In a moment of silence we make our own petitions.

The Priest concludes the prayers:

Father, have mercy on your Church in its need, hear the prayers we offer with all our hearts, and never abandon the people who share your life. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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