17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) : Bidding Prayers

Priest:
Knowing that the Father is close to all who call on him from their hearts, we place our needs before him.

Reader:
For Francis our Pope, for Archbishop Bernard, for the auxiliary bishops, for Fr Peter and for priests and leaders of your Church; strengthen them in the spirit to carry out your work.
Lord in your mercy.

For the hungry, the starving. In complete selflessness, May we break with them the bread of our abundance.
Lord in your mercy.

We pray for all the baptised. May they live lives worthy of their vocation, bringing love where there is hatred, unity where there is division.
Lord in your mercy.

We pray for those who have departed this life. May their deepest hunger be satisfied at the banquet of eternal life.
Lord in your mercy. 

We turn in prayer to our Blessed Lady. Hail Mary ...

Priest:
God our Father,
you open wide your hand and grant our desires.
Nourished by the Eucharist,
may we be always faithful to our baptismal calling.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Priest:

With complete faith and trust we pray to the Father for all our needs:

Reader:

For the church, for our Holy Father Pope Francis, for our bishops, priests and deacons, and for all the baptised. We ask God to help us keep our faith strong.
Lord in your mercy.

For the children of our parish and for all young people who are changing schools or facing important decisions about their future - may they be guided by the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Lord, in your mercy.

For those experiencing difficulties in their married life and for those whose marriages have ended. May they be given strength by the guidance of the Holy Spirit in their special circumstances.
Lord in your mercy.

We pray that the mission of this parish will always include a special care for all who are sick in mind or body, to whom we minister the consoling touch of Christ who loves them and who unites himself with their suffering.
Lord in your mercy.

We now ask the intercession of Our Blessed Lady as we say, Hail Mary

Let us now pray for a moment in silence.

Priest:

Father, we bring you these petitions, confident in the knowledge that you will hear and answer our prayers which we make through Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Priest:
We now turn to Christ, the Good Shepherd, who inspires us with faith, hope and love, and ask him to listen to our prayers with compassion and gentleness.


Reader:
May the Good Shepherd heal all divisions, bring back all who have fallen and call all people of good will into greater unity. 
Lord in your mercy.

May the Lord bless us in our resting and our prayer, that we may be revived in strength and hope in his presence. 

Lord in your mercy.


For those who God has blessed with the skills to care for the sick, to comfort the dying, care for prisoners, to befriend the lonely and work with the depressed, desperate and down-trodden. May he continue to bless and guide the work of their hearts and hands. 

Lord in your mercy. 



For those going on holiday and for all travellers, that the Lord will keep them safe in their journeying and refresh them in spirit.
Lord in your mercy.



We turn now to Mary, the Mother of our Lord, and ask her to intercede for all God’s people, living and dead, as we say together: Hail Mary…



Let us now pray silently for our private needs and intentions.


Priest:
God our Father, 
loving shepherd of your sheep, 
hear our prayers and look upon us with kindness and compassion
As we call on you with faith and hope 
in the name of Jesus your Son. Amen