Sixth Sunday of Easter (A) : The Universal Prayer / Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Bidding Prayers for Sixth Sunday of Easter

The Priest introduces the prayers:
Brothers and sisters in Christ, Christ commands us to show our love for him and for the Father by loving one another. By our love the power of Christ's resurrection is made known to the world. Let us now show our love in our prayers for the Church and for the world

Reader:
We pray for the leaders of the Church,
may all the bishops be open to the promptings of the Spirit, and through him grow in the fullness of wisdom and truth and love.
Lord, in your mercy. Lord, graciously hear us.

We pray for the peoples of the world.
May the whole world rejoice in the gift of love,
that hatred and bloodshed may come to an end.
Lord, in your mercy.

We pray for all those doing examinations at this time.
May the Spirit inspire them in their work,
that they may reap their just rewards.
Lord, in your mercy.

We pray for all who suffer and for those who care for them.
May God strengthen them in their discomfort,
as he shows them his love.
Lord, in your mercy.

We pray for the holy souls.
As Our Lord said “you will see me, because I live and you will live”,
May his promises be fulfilled in those we love, but see no longer.
Lord, in your mercy.

In the month of Our Lady, let us ask her to pray for us and with us as we say Hail Mary .

Let us pray for a moment in silence to God.

The Priest concludes the prayers:
Father, you have not left us orphans
but sent us the Holy Spirit
in whose power we make our prayer to you.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Easter 5 : The Universal Prayer / Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Easter Five (Year A)

The Priest introduces the prayers:
My brothers and sisters, with joy at Christ's rising from the dead, let us turn to God our Father in prayer. He heard and answered the prayers of the Son who loved us so much: let us trust that he will hear our petitions.

Reader:
Let us pray for the Church throughout the world,
that the Bishops of the Church will always lead us
in the way, truth and life of the risen Jesus.
Lord, hear us. 

Let us pray for those in authority,
that the Lord may direct them in the ways of truth. Where they are right, may the Lord strengthen and confirm them; where they are in error, may he direct them for the good of all people.
Lord, hear us. 

Let us pray for the sick and those who care for them:
that Christ may be the cornerstone of their lives
and a firm hope in times of trouble.
Lord, hear us. 

With Mary, who already shares in the resurrection, we pray, Hail Mary .

Now, let us make our private petitions to our heavenly Father.

The Priest concludes the prayers:
Hear our prayers, Father, as we place our hope in you. In your unfailing goodness grant that in prosperity we will not lose our zeal, and in adversity have faith and endurance. This we ask through Jesus the Lord. Amen.

Easter 3 : The Universal Prayer / Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Third Sunday of Easter (A)

 

Priest:

In today's Gospel we hear how when Jesus broke the bread, the disciples' eyes were opened and they recognised him. Let us pray that our eyes, too, may be opened to God's infinite love 

 

Reader:

For Pope Francis. May all our church leaders aspire to integrity and deep faith and lead us forward into a bright future. 

Lord, in your mercy    

 

For Peace in our troubled world, especially for those who suffer in places of violence and conflict. May Christ's love touch them with courage and safety.

Lord, in your mercy 

 

Let us pray for all who feel lost and uncared for

that the Lord will again show compassion to those who have wandered from him, 

and empower us to lead others to his presence.

Lord, in your mercy.

 

For all who have died and especially those whose anniversaries occur at this time.  

May they rest in peace with Christ and rise with him in glory. 

Lord, in your mercy .

 

We turn in prayer to Our Lady, ask her to join her prayers with ours as we say. 

Hail Mary …

 

Silently we pray for our own intentions.

 

Priest:

Almighty God, 

by whose Spirit the the Church is sanctified and governed,

hear our humble prayers, 

that by the gift of your grace, 

we all may serve you faithfully.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.