Lent Three (C) : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Lent Three

The Priest introduces the prayers:
My brothers and sisters, we should pray at all times, but especially during this season of Lent: we should faithfully keep watch with Christ and pray to the Father.

We pray for the Church
may all Christian people be one in faith and hope, 
and in the loving service they give to others. 
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us. 

We pray for governments all over the world,
may they be guided, so that no one may thirst in vain for justice and peace. 
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

We pray for our parish,
may we, as a new creation through Baptism, be so open to the Spirit, that those with whom we come into contact learn to believe in Christ's power over sin, death and the world. 
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

We pray for the sick and those who care for them,
that Christ may be their hope and comfort. 
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

We pray with Mary, Mother of God. Hail Mary .

In silence, let us pray to God, our almighty Father.

The Priest concludes the prayers:
Lord, may your people turn again to you and serve you with all their hearts. With confidence we have asked your help: may we now know your mercy and love in our lives. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

4th Sunday of the Year (C) : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful


Priest: We turn to the Lord, our help and our refuge, and ask him for all we need. 

Reader: For the Church, the Pope, all our bishops, priests and deacons that they may confidently proclaim the Word of God and be firm in their adherence to Christ’s message of love, especially to the poor, weak or oppressed.
Lord in your mercy. 

May all missionaries - priests, religious and lay people - persevere in their work of bringing Christ to others, and receive abundant rewards.
Lord in your mercy. 

For all married people: 
May they all grow sensitive to each other’s needs, and grow daily more in love for each other.
Lord in your mercy.
 For the sick, elderly and housebound, and those in any sort of distress: may they know the healing power of God’s love.
Lord in your mercy.
 For all those in our parish or families who have died and gone before us to their eternal rest. Lord in your mercy.

Together we ask for the intercession of Our Blessed Lady as we say. Hail Mary…

Now we pray for a while in silence for our personal needs.

Priest: Heavenly Father, confident in your saving help, we offer you all our prayers through Jesus, your Son, who lives and reigns with you, forever and ever. Amen

Third Sunday of the Year (C) Bidding Prayers


God hears the prayers of the poor and humble. Confident in his infinite goodness we pray. 


For the Pope, clergy and all who teach the Word of God:
that they will be supported and respected in their work of instructing the faithful.
Lord hear us.

For all Christian Churches
and especially the ministers and people of the Christian communities in this City:
by witnessing together to the Gospel of love and forgiveness
may the churches may be led to ever-greater unity in faith and life.

Lord hear us.

For those in the parish who most need to experience Christ's healing power:
that by our prayers, our encouragement and our example
they may have the humility and strength to approach him in the sacraments. 

Lord hear us.

For all those who have died, 
and for those whom we have been asked to pray: 

may the Lord give them a place at his banquet in heaven.
Lord hear us.

Let us join our prayers with those of Mary as we say: Hail Mary …

Let us now pray for a moment in silence.


Almighty God, Father of the poor, 
we thank you for all you have given us. 

Enable us, by your Holy Spirit, 

to be generous with others as you are generous with us.
We make our prayers through Christ our Lord.