Eleventh Sunday of the Year (Year B) : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Eleventh Sunday of the Year (Year B)

Priest

As we gather together at this Eucharistic celebration, we remember that the Lord is the source of our life and growth. In faith, we pray for those needs that we see in our community.

Reader:

For bishops priests, deacons and religious sisters. May they work tirelessly to foster within the hearts of the people a strong love for their faith.
Lord in your mercy

For the young people of our parish (especially those who are receiving their First Holy Communion at Our Lady’s this weekend) and for all who influence their lives, be they parents, grandparents, teachers or friends. May they be nurtured and supported to realise their full potential in the eyes of The Lord.
Lord in your mercy

For all who are taking examinations now and during the coming weeks. May they work hard, apply themselves well and handle the outcomes with good grace.
Lord in your mercy

For those who have died, remembering especially members of our own families and of the Parish. May they experience the everlasting peace of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Lord in your mercy

Let us ask Mary, the mother of Jesus and Mother of the Church to join her prayers to ours as we say: Hail Mary...

We now pray for a few moments in the silence.

Priest

Father, in the power of the Holy Spirit, we make these prayers through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen 

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.