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Bidding Prayers for Christmas Day



In Christmas joy and hope, let us present all our needs to God with confidence.



We pray for the Holy Church of God throughout the world,

that as she celebrates the birth of Christ, she may grow in holiness.

Lord, hear us.


We pray also for peace in the world 

that nations may resolve their conflicts 

Inspired and guided by Christ, the Prince of Peace.

Lord, hear us.


We pray for all those who are travelling at this time

that they may arrive safely to join their families, loved ones and friends to celebrate the birth of our Saviour. 

Lord, hear us.


We pray for all those who have died, 

that by the power of Christ's birth on earth, they may be born in heaven. 

Lord, hear us.


We turn now to Mary, Queen of Peace, to intercede for us as we say together:

Hail Mary...


Let us now pray in silence  to God our Father, who is always ready to hear our prayers.



Father, the birth of your Son renews our hope.

As we make our prayers, today,

give us grace always to bear witness to him before the world.

For he is Lord, for ever and ever. Amen.

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