Sixth Sunday of Easter (A) : The Universal Prayer / Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Bidding Prayers for Sixth Sunday of Easter

The Priest introduces the prayers:
Brothers and sisters in Christ, Christ commands us to show our love for him and for the Father by loving one another. By our love the power of Christ's resurrection is made known to the world. Let us now show our love in our prayers for the Church and for the world

We pray for the leaders of the Church,
may all the bishops be open to the promptings of the Spirit, and through him grow in the fullness of wisdom and truth and love.
Lord, in your mercy. Lord, graciously hear us.

We pray for the peoples of the world.
May the whole world rejoice in the gift of love,
that hatred and bloodshed may come to an end.
Lord, in your mercy.

We pray for all those doing examinations at this time.
May the Spirit inspire them in their work,
that they may reap their just rewards.
Lord, in your mercy.

We pray for all who suffer and for those who care for them.
May God strengthen them in their discomfort,
as he shows them his love.
Lord, in your mercy.

We pray for the holy souls.
As Our Lord said “you will see me, because I live and you will live”,
May his promises be fulfilled in those we love, but see no longer.
Lord, in your mercy.

In the month of Our Lady, let us ask her to pray for us and with us as we say Hail Mary .

Let us pray for a moment in silence to God.

The Priest concludes the prayers:
Father, you have not left us orphans
but sent us the Holy Spirit
in whose power we make our prayer to you.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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