3rd Sunday of Lent : The Universal Prayer / Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Bidding Prayers for the Third Sunday in Lent



In his boundless generosity God provides us with the living water, which will become a string inside us, welling up to eternal life. Let us now we bring before him our needs, and the needs of the world, confident of his boundless mercy.




We pray for our holy father, for all bishops priest and deacons, and all Christian people: that we may bring the living water of God’s love to all people, irrespective of their background or circumstances. 

Lord, hear us. 


We pray for the leaders of the nations,

That they may respect the dignity of all peoples,  and act with wisdom and integrity, to overcome the many challenges of our world.

Lord, hear us. 


We pray for those who do not have adequate supplies of clean water, because of poverty, war or natural disaster, and for the aid agencies that assist them in their need. 

Lord, hear us. 


We pray for our parish community, 

for those who are preparing to receive the sacraments of God’s love this Easter, 

And for all who are in any kind of need.

Lord, hear us. 


Let us ask Our Blessed Lady to join her prayers with ours as we say

 … Hail Mary.


Now in silence we pray for our own needs and intentions.



Merciful Lord, hear our prayers, 

and grant that what we ask in faith 

we may receive through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.