33rd Sunday of the Year : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

33rd Sunday of the Year (Prisons Week)

The Priest says:

With joy and hope we present our petitions to our generous and loving Father.

Reader:
We pray for a spirit of prayer and generosity in our parishes,may our union with Christ in the Mass lead us to a deeper personal life, and to a generous sharing of our time and talents with each other.  
Lord, hear us. 

For prisoners and their families at the start of Prisons Week.  May the bonds of fear, loneliness and isolation be broken so that forgiveness may prevail and all may find peace in their lives.
Lord, hear us. 

We pray for all who work within prison communities and those who support prisoners and the victims of crime. May the Holy Spirit guide their minds and hearts and bring healing to all those wounded by the actions of others.
Lord, hear us. 

For Christians around the world who are persecuted for the name of Christ, especially for the people of the Middle East - that God may come to their aid and give them strength to overcome their difficulties.
Lord, hear us. 

For the Holy Souls, those who have died recently and all those whose anniversaries occur about this time.
Lord, hear us.  

We ask Our Lady, Queen of Peace, to join our prayers with hers as we say: Hail Mary…

Let us now pause for a few moments of silent prayer

The priest concludes the prayers:
God of mercy and compassion,
hear our prayers and always assure us of your presence in our time of need.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (Remembrance Sunday) : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (Remembrance Sunday)

 

Priest:  

Merciful Father, we turn to you now in confidence and faith to ask you to listen to our prayers with love and compassion.

 

Reader:

For Pope Francis, for all priests, deacons and religious who have dedicated their lives to serving God and spreading His Word Lord in your mercy 

 

For young people in our parish and deanery; that they may respond generously with open hearts and willing spirits if the Lord calls them to the priesthood, diaconate or consecrated life 

Lord in your mercy 

 

For all those in our parish who have died and all our loved ones who have gone before us.  May you greet them with love and mercy and grant them the happiness of your kingdom 

Lord in your mercy

 

We pray for all those who have died through war or acts of violence. May we never forget their sacrifice, remembering them especially today, Remembrance Sunday

Lord in your mercy

 

We turn to Our Lady, Queen of peace, and ask her to intercede for us as we say: Hail Mary

 

In the silence of our hearts, let us offer to the Lord our own personal intentions. 

 

Priest:

Lord, hear the prayers of your people. May we learn from the example of your saints to seek you above all things and to live according to your commandments. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

All Saints’ Day (November 1st) Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

All Saints’ Day (November 1st)

 

The Priest introduces the prayers:

Today, we join our prayers with all the saints in heaven, who are our great cloud of witnesses, interceding for us at the right hand of the Father. Let us now ask the Lord with renewed faith, for the needs of our Church and world.

 

Reader:

We pray for the Church on earth,

may the saints in heaven be an example for all Christians, that they may serve God in the way he wishes. 

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

 

We pray for peace on earth,

that those in authority may follow the example of the saints who worked for peace and love. 

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

 

We pray for those in need, and those who care for them,

that they may see in the saints who suffered the love of Christ for them. 

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

 

We pray for those who have died in the hope of new life,

may Christ bring them to share his glory with the Saints. 

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us. 

 

We pray with Mary, Queen of the Saints: Hail Mary.

 

In silence, we pray with the saints, to God our loving Father.

 

The Priest concludes the prayers:

Lord almighty, we bring before you all our needs, trusting that you will hear and answer them, as we pray with all the saints. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.