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Bidding prayers for the 4th Sunday of Advent (year C) – 19 December 2021

Priest: My friends, we are nearly ready to celebrate the birth of our redeemer, and so we bring to our loving father the needs of the world, the church and ourselves.

Reader: Let us pray that the Holy Spirit will inspire all of us to share wide discussion and exchange fruitful ideas to prepare for the synod of 2023…. Pause … in your mercy. Lord, hear our prayer.

We pay that the leaders of the richer nations will help to supply poorer countries with the emergency aid and the vaccines that they need… pause … In your mercy, Lord…

Let us pray for peace in all areas of war, known and unknown… Pause … In your mercy, Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for those working so hard to keep us healthy; scientists and cleaners, paramedics, and doctors, those who grow our food, who transport and sell it; stewards that keep churches open… pause … In your mercy, Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for Tony Pinnell who died at home this/last week; and for Paul Stewart who died recently in Australia. May the Lord bring peace to all who mourn loved ones… pause … In your mercy, Lord, hear our prayer.

For a few quite moments. Let us pray in our own way… Longer pause

Mary was carrying the hope of the world; let us ask her help as we say, Hail Mary…

Priest: Father of the Prince of peace, listen kindly to our prayer, spoken and unspoken, offered in the spirit, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen

 

 

Bidding prayers for the 3rd Sunday of Advent (year C) – 12 December 2021

Priest:   As our Father’s beloved sons and daughters, let us humbly approach Him with joy in our hearts

          We pray for the Church: that all her members will have open ears to hear God and the grace and confidence to bear witness to His joy, peace, hope and healing love. PAUSE Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

          We pray for our world: that all nations will act to protect the poor, vulnerable and marginalised, and work together with joy for the betterment of all. PAUSE Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

         We pray for catechists, summoned to announce the Word of God, that they might be its witnesses, with courage and creativity, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, with joy and much peace. PAUSE Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

       We pray for blessings on all expectant mothers. PAUSE Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.               

       We pray for all migrants and refugees: that they will be welcomed, and cared for, with joy and love. PAUSE Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

        We pray for all in need of physical and mental healing, especially during the darker moments of the pandemic; and for all those who are sick, and those who care for them. PAUSE Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

         We pray for those who have died, especially Bernard Shields Senior, who passed away recently. PAUSE Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

          In a moment of silence let us offer those prayers held in our hearts.

LONGER PAUSE Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Let us join these and all our prayers to those of our mother Mary as we say: Hail Mary…

Priest:     Heavenly Father, give us the grace and courage to spread your joy on this Gaudete Sunday. We bring all our prayers before you in the name of your son, our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Bidding prayers for the 1st Sunday of Advent (year C) – 28 November 2021

PRIEST: As we begin our Advent journey and try to ‘stay awake’ and ‘get ready’ for the coming of Jesus let us bring before God our loving Father our prayers for the Church, for the world and for ourselves.

We pray for the Church: that in the coming months we will all take the opportunity to participate positively in the worldwide Synodal process with a spirit of openess and honesty – and hope. 
PAUSE FOR SILENT PRAYER
Lord hear us Lord graciously hear us

Let us pray that our political leaders will find a way to help all migrants and asylum seekers with compassion and respect. Let us pray especially for those migrants who drowned last week in their search for a better life in Britain.
PAUSE FOR SILENT PRAYER
Lord hear us Lord graciously hear us

We pray for the wellbeing of doctors, nurses and all who work in the health service as we enter this difficult winter season with Covid still amongst us.
PAUSE FOR SILENT PRAYER
Lord hear us Lord graciously hear us

Let us pray for those for whom this time of year is difficult and anxious – for the homeless, the unemployed, the poor, the sick and the lonely.
PAUSE FOR SILENT PRAYER
Lord hear us Lord graciously hear us

We now spend a few moments in silent prayer, bringing to the Lord our personal  needs and intentions.

LONGER PAUSE 

Let us now ask Mary, mother of the Church, to intercede for us in our prayers today as we say, Hail Mary….

PRIEST: God our loving Father, as we prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ, your Son, we ask you to hear the prayers of your people and grant what we need. We ask this through your Son, Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Bidding prayers for the faithful feast of Christ the King – Sunday 21 November 2021 (year C)

CELEBRANT: Father with confidence we place our prayers and needs before you on this special feast day of Christ The King.

            READER                   That we build a Kingdom where justice is upheld.         (PAUSE)

            READER                   Lord hear us

            RESPONSE              Lord graciously hear us

            READER                   That we create a Kingdom where peace is sought.       (PAUSE)

            READER                   Lord hear us

            RESPONSE              Lord graciously hear us

            READER                   That we weave a Kingdom where love is experienced.            (PAUSE)

            READER                   Lord hear us

            RESPONSE              Lord graciously hear us

            READER                   That we dream of a kingdom where hope is present.   (PAUSE)

            READER                   Lord hear us

            RESPONSE              Lord graciously hear us

            READER                   We remember today two ladies who were Kingdom builders   

                           in our parishes, Phyllis Webber and Eileen Britton who have  

                           recently died to be enveloped in the glory of God.                                                                                      (PAUSE)

            READER                   Lord hear us

            RESPONSE              Lord graciously hear us

            READER                   In quietness, we stand also as workers for the Kingdom,  

                           offering to the Father our own prayers and needs.             (LONGER PAUSE)

            READER                   Lord hear us

            RESPONSE              Lord graciously hear us

 

            READER                   We ask Mary the mother of Jesus to pray with us as we say

                           Hail Mary….

CELEBRANT: Father, you call us to be part of your Kingdom of which

 Christ is the King. We make our prayers in faith and with trust through

  Jesus Christ our Lord Amen          

Bidding prayers for Sunday 14 November 2021

Priest:    Waiting upon the Lord let us be ready to offer him our prayers    

for the church, the world and for and for our own intentions.

We pray for Christians  throughout the world that being filled with the Lord’s love and constancy – we may be faithful in gathering all people into his kingdom.

PAUSE

Lord, hear us.

Lord graciously hear us.

 For peace between nations, that the world may enjoy freedom from war and fear of conflict – that human endeavour will concentrate on bringing true judgement where there is injustice.

PAUSE

Lord, hear us.

Lord graciously hear us.

 Let us bring to the Lord our communities, our families, friends and neighbours – that we may be spared from false rumours and damaging hearsay.

 PAUSE

Lord, hear us.

Lord graciously hear us.

 For all who suffer from war and live  in fear of violence, for those who are victims of famine and natural disaster – we pray for the Lord’s blessing on those who seek to bring them relief and hope.

PAUSE

Lord, hear us.

Lord graciously hear us.

 Amongst the recently departed we pray for Eileen Britton – and for all who have died as the result of war and conflict.

PAUSE

Lord, hear us.

Lord graciously hear us.

 In a moment of silence  we offer our personal prayers.

LONGER PAUSE

We join these and all our prayers with those of our Lady

Hail Mary………

 Priest        Father, prompted by your holy Spirit we ask you to hear these and all our prayers in Jesus name.  Amen

 

 

 

Bidding prayers for 7 November 2021 (32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Priest: We come before God joyfully, he has saved us and works marvels for us. Let us now ask him for all our needs.

Reader: We pray that wherever there is blindness, prejudice, or lack of vision in the Church, the Lord may enlighten and transform it.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Reader: We pray for our 3 churches; especially for our young people receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time. May they enjoy the gift of deep faith and peace in their hearts.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer. 

Reader: We pray for world leaders: that they may all work together, through the decisions taken at the COP 26 conference, to protect the planet and all who live within it.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Reader: We pray for those who are sick, those recovering from surgery and for all who are enduring any kind of suffering.Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Reader: We pray that all those who have died, may find the fullness of joy in God’s presence. We remember especially Ray Hudson, whose funeral takes place this week.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We ask Mary, our Mother, to pray with us as we say Hail Mary…

In silence we think of our own needs and intentions…

Priest: Heavenly Father, trusting in your great love for us, we bring you all our prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen