Pentecost : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Pentecost

 

Priest

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, let us turn to God for all our needs. 

 

The Deacon or Reader:

For Pope Francis, Archbishop Bernard and his auxiliary bishops. May the Lord bless them with the gift of the Holy Spirit and so guide them in their work.
Lord, hear us. 

Let us pray that we, the church, should be inspired by the fellowship of the Holy Spirit so our everyday lives may be a witness to God’s love.
Lord, hear us. 

For those in need: refugees, captives, those held in slavery, especially women and children and for the healing of those who have found freedom
Lord, hear us. 

For all those who are sick, that the Lord may guide them and strengthen them through their illness. For those also who care for the sick, those engaged in the caring professions and for family members who look after loved ones and especially for children who care for parents.
Lord, hear us. .

For those who have died and received the healing sacrament in this life,. May the Lord greet them with love and mercy and grant them the happiness of his kingdom. Lord, hear us. 

Let us turn to Our Lady, to intercede for us as we say, Hail Mary...

Let us pray for our own intentions in silence.

 

Priest:

God our Father,
we pray that you will accept these prayers
through the grace of your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Fifth Sunday of Easter : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Fifth Sunday of Easter : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Priest:
Jesus teaches us that we depend on the love of God and one another.  With courage and faith, let us present our needs to our Father.

 

Reader:
For the Church: that she may continue to make Jesus known to the world through words of hope and works of love.
Lord, hear us

 

For our bishops, priests and deacons: that they may be fruitful branches of Jesus, the life-giving vine, and that they may never fail to proclaim the Gospel even in the face of adversity or trial
Lord, hear us.

 

For wisdom and dedication to the common good in all who seek to be MP’S or councillors in the forthcoming elections.
Lord, hear us.

 

For the people of Nepal, those caught up in the dreadful earthquake, that they will be helped on coping with their losses and helped in the rebuilding of their lives, both by God and humanity
Lord, hear us.

 

For those who have died, especially those whose anniversaries occur at this time, may they be granted the fullness of life and joy in heaven.
Lord, hear us.

 

With Mary, who already shares in the resurrection, we pray, Hail Mary ...

 

Now, let us make our private petitions to our heavenly Father.

 

Priest:
Heavenly Father, the vine grower, we ask that your Spirit may work in and through us to make us branches that bear much fruit for your kingdom.  We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Easter 2: Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Easter 2 - Divine Mercy Sunday

Priest:

Let us turn to God asking for all our needs and the needs of the Church and of all mankind.

Reader: 
For Pope Francis.  May he draw the whole Church closer to the mercy of Jesus who enabled the apostle Thomas to move from his doubt to complete faith in Jesus, crucified and risen Lord.
Lord in your mercy

For unbelievers and doubters that they may come to faith and trust and love of God – may our Easter joy be contagious 
Lord in your mercy

We pray for politicians worldwide that they may never try to outlaw faith in God and the peaceful signs and symbols of religion 
Lord in your mercy

For persecuted Christians that they may feel the consoling presence of the Risen Lord and the solidarity of all the Church.
Lord in your mercy

May the Lord grant eternal rest to all who have died: especially we remember those who have no-one to pray for them. 
Lord in your mercy

Let us ask Our Lady to join her prayers to ours as we say - Hail Mary

In silence let us bring our own intentions to God.

Priest:
Almighty God we ask you to answer all our prayers which we make in faith through Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.