25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

25th Sunday of the Year

 

The Priest says:

The Lord Jesus calls us to proclaim his joy. Let us make our prayer with him to the Father for the needs of the Church and of the world.

 

Reader:

We pray for all leaders and all who exercise political authority;

may they respect people’s religious freedom 

so that all may live in harmony.

Lord, hear us. 

 

We pray for ourselves,

may we be heralds of the Good news 

as we share the joy of love with those they meet.

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

 

We for all who work alongside the sick, the poor and the needy;

may the joy and help that they bring to others 

always be an expression of the love of Christ.

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

 

We pray for the faithful departed,

that through God's mercy they may rest in peace. 

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us. 

 

We ask Our Lady to pray for us. Hail Mary.

 

Let us pray in silence for our own needs.

 

The priest concludes the prayers:

Father, hear the prayers of the family you have gathered here before you. In mercy and love unite all your children, wherever they may be. Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful : Assumption of Our Lady

The Assumption of Our Lady

 

The Priest introduces the prayers:

As we give thanks for the Assumption of Our Lady into heaven, let us pray that all things on earth may be made perfect by God, as we pray for the needs of the Church and of the world.

 

Reader:

We pray for the Church,

that the Church may give yet greater honour to Mary, Mother of  God, and respond to God's will as she did. 

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

 

We pray for the peoples of the world,

may Mary protect them all with her prayers, 

and may God grant them peace and justice. 

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

 

We pray for all those who suffer and those who care for them.

Mary knew the agony of her son's suffering when she stood at the foot of the cross, so may God bless all those who suffer, with the reassurance that he will deliver them from all evil. 

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

 

We pray for those who have died,

may they follow Mary and all the saints into the glory of the heaven.

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us. 

 

Let us join our prayers with the prayers of our Lady.

Hail Mary. 

 

Let us pray for a moment in silence.

 

The priest concludes the prayers:

Almighty and Eternal God, may we have the same faith as Mary, who trusted perfectly in your word, that you may hear our prayers and answer them. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful : 19th Sunday of the Year (C)

19th Sunday of the Year (C)

 

The Priest introduces the prayers:

The Lord tells us to be dressed for action and have our lamps lit. Let us be alert and active in our faith and committed to live in his justice and peace

 

Reader:

We pray for the Church in all the world,

that the Holy Spirit will guide and inspire all bishops, priests and deacons, so that we may all be ready to meet the Lord when he comes. 

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

 

We pray for peace and justice in the world,

that those in authority may not oppose the will of God, 

and that we may have political leaders who will guide us in the path of righteousness. Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

 

We pray for the sick and those who care for them,

that those who feel God is distant from them 

may realise that he is coming to save them. 

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

 

We pray for those departed this life,

that those who have left this life in faith and fear 

may be welcomed by Christ to their eternal happiness in heaven. 

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us. 

 

Now let us pray with Mary, Mother of all Christians: Hail Mary.

 

We make our own prayers in moment of silence.

 

The priest concludes the prayers:

Almighty God, we come before you, reborn in your Spirit. Touch our hearts, that we may grow in the life you have promised - touch our lives, that we may be signs of your love for all people. Grant this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.