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

Bidding Prayers for the Third Sunday in Lent

 

Priest:

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.

 

Reader:

 

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.

 

Priest:

Merciful Lord, hear our prayers, 

and grant that what we ask in faith 

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

5th Sunday of the Year (A) : The Universal Prayer / Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

5th Sunday of the Year (A)

Priest:
Dear friends in Christ, let us pray to our heavenly Father, trusting in his merciful goodness.

Reader:
Let us pray for the Church as she witnesses to Christ in the world; that we may be always be salt of the earth and light of the world.
Lord, hear us.

For the leaders of every community and nation; that all governments may reflect the values of responsible caring, compassion and integrity, so that no individual or minority is abused or left in need. Lord, hear us.

For all who are troubled or distressed,
May all who feel their lives are overshadowed by darkness
See the clear the light of Christ shining upon them.
Lord, hear us.

For all who have died,
may the Lord welcome them into the light of his glory.
Lord, hear us.

Joining with Mary, who brought the Light into the world,
we make our prayer: Hail Mary…

We pray for a moment in silence.

Priest:
Father, God of love,
Increase our love for each other,
That we may salt for the earth
And that your light may shine through us
as we pray.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time : The Universal Prayer / Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Priest

Christ taught us to set our hearts on the Kingdom of God, and on its justice. In that Kingdom our happiness will be complete, and all that we need will be given to us. 

 

Reader:

Blessed are those who know their need of God:

May the Lord lead us to seek his face in purity of heart.

Lord, in your mercy. 

 

Blessed are those who work for no reward, those who suffer for what is right:

May the Lord comfort them with his  presence, and lighten their burden.

Lord, in your mercy. 

 

Blessed are the gentle, those who show mercy, and forgive;

May they know the Lord’s forgiveness at the end of time.

Lord, in your mercy.

 

Blessed are the peacemakers, those who reconcile conflict and hate:

May they receive their inheritance as the sons of God.

Lord, in your mercy.

 

May the Lord bring consolation to all who mourn the dead:

And may they share the blessed hope of all who have died in the peace of Christ.

Lord, in your mercy.

 

The Angel said to Mary: blessed are you among women! We join our prayers with hers now, as we say: Hail Mary


We pray for a moment in silence.

 

Priest:

As we pray before you, Lord, we ask you, in your mercy, for the grace always to ponder in our hearts what we proclaim with our lips. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.