Divine Mercy Sunday : The Universal Prayer / Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Bidding Prayers: 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, our Lord and God.

Lord in your mercy

 

For unbelievers and doubters: 

through our witness to the joy of Easter, may come to faith and trust in the merciful love of God.

Lord in your mercy

 

For politicians throughout the world: 

in their policies and their decisions may they be in inspired by God’s loving mercy for all people. 

Lord in your mercy

 

For persecuted Christians:  

May they be aware of the prayers of the whole Church 

and experience the merciful presence of the Risen Lord 

Lord in your mercy

 

For all who have died: 

May the Lord grant eternal rest to all the departed: especially 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, in your great mercy, we ask you to answer all our prayers which we make in faith through Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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.