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Christ the King bidding prayers, 1 June 2014

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL – Solemnity of The Ascension of the Lord – Year A

CELEBRANT: O God,we come before you upon this anniversary of the Ascension of our Saviour to offer our petitions, confident that you will hear our prayers                   ……………………………..

READER: The response is:     Hear our prayer.

READER: Let us pray for the work Pope Francis is doing in the cause of world-wide peace so that all may share in your bounty………

(PAUSE)……………In your mercy Lord……..Hear our prayer.

READER: Let us pray for the church throughout the world as we pray and work in the cause of peace in our own parishes and families wherever we live.

(PAUSE)……………. In your mercy Lord……..Hear our prayer.

READER:  Let us ask our loving Father to watch over the young people of St. Brigid’s and Paul’s  and Christ the King as they celebrate their confirmation.   May they gather wisdom from above as they grow in faith, knowing that the Holy Spirit is always with them as they tread their paths of life.

(PAUSE)……………..In your mercy Lord,……..Hear our prayer.

READER:   Let us remember in our prayers Patrick Michael James Wood and Logan John Ollin and their parents and god-parents, as they are presented for baptism this week-end. (PAUSE)……In your mercy Lord, …….Hear our prayer.

READER: Let us pray for the sick and suffering, from whatever cause, so that they may find respite and peace.

(PAUSE)……….…In your mercy Lord…….Hear our prayer.

 

READER:  Let us pray for Roderick Forest, husband of Anna whose funeral takes place on Friday, 6th June.  And, also, let us pray for all our loved ones who have departed.   May they rest in Your peace which passeth all understanding.

(PAUSE)……….….In your mercy Lord…….Hear our prayer.

READER:  For a few moments, let us open our hearts to the Lord             ….(Long Pause)….

Let us join with the mother of our church as we say:      Hail Mary…………..

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After a short pause the Celebrant will conclude the prayer.

CELEBRANT: Heavenly Father, we praise You and give You thanks for Your ever-present mercy and care.   In the name of your son, our Saviour,  Jesus Christ, Our Lord.                           Amen.

Christ the King bidding prayers, 3rd Sunday of Lent

CELEBRANT: As a parish community we stand in the sight of God, who knows our every need. Let us ask Him then for those needs.

READER: The response is: Lord graciously hear us.

READER: Let us, with Pope Francis, ask for the grace that the Lord would give to each of us the wisdom to have confidence only in him — not in things, not in human powers; only in him.

…….. (PAUSE)……….. Lord hear us ..…. Lord graciously hear us.

READER: For those world leaders considering what to do about the situation in  Ukraine. May they be guided with wisdom to help achieve justice and peace in the region.

…… (PAUSE)…… Lord hear us ..…. Lord graciously hear us.

READER:  We pray for the church in Colombia where in the last five years 19 priests, a sister and two lay people have been murdered as they spread the message of God’s love. May they take heart in that love that died for us sinners.

 …. (PAUSE)…… Lord hear us..…. Lord graciously hear us.

READER:   For the children of the parish as they receive the sacrament of reconciliation for the first time.  May they experience the love of God in their hearts as they enter in a state of grace.

(PAUSE)…… Lord hear us..…. Lord graciously hear us

READER: We pray for Margaret Ames who died recently. May she rest in peace. Let us also remember her family and friends during this difficult time.

PAUSE)…… Lord  hear us.…. Lord graciously hear us.

READER:  Let us pray for our own needs and those of our family and friends.…. (Long Pause)…. Let us ask the intercession of the Our Lady: Hail Mary, full of grace, etc.

After a short pause the Celebrant will conclude the prayer.

CELEBRANT: Father, You gave water to the Israelites though they doubted You. Hear and grant our prayers therefore through Your Son, Jesus Christ in union with the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever Amen.

Christ the King bidding prayers, 2nd Sunday of Lent

Priest – Heavenly Father, aware of your unconditional love for all of your creation, we place before you the needs of the world and of your people.

Reader – The response to our prayers is – “ Hear your children’s cries “

We  pray for all the members of your church that they may be inspired to share with others who do not know of the Good News of the love of God in the death and resurrection of His son Jesus………..pause        Heavenly Father….

We pray that our leaders, in their decision-making, both national and local, may be aware of the needs of all those they govern, particularly those in most need…………pause        Heavenly Father…… 

We pray that we in this church community, as part of our Parish Mission, may reach out in prayer and in physical help to the ill, infirm or housebound in our area……….pause         Heavenly Father……

We pray for the repose of the souls of those who have died, thinking particularly of Alice Nicholls, a long-standing member of this parish whose funeral took place last week………..pause    Heavenly Father……...

We pray for a peaceful resolution of conflict in so many areas of the world, particularly in the Ukraine and in Syria …………pause          Heavenly Father………..

We pray for all our young people who are preparing for the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation that they may grow and remain strong in knowledge of and faith in the love of God and of His son Jesus Christ……….pause            Heavenly Father…….

On Monday we celebrate the feast of St Patrick and on Wednesday the feast of St Joseph we pray that with their intercession that we will be guided on our life journey……… pause    Heavenly Father……….

We bring before our Heavenly Father our own needs in a few moments of silence……….longer pause

We ask our blessed Mother Mary to recommend our prayers to her Son as we say….. Hail Mary

Priest – Just as Abraham trusted the word of God, we too trust that He will listen to our cries which we make in the name of Jesus His son…..Amen

Christ the King bidding prayers, Ash Wednesday 2014

CELEBRANT: Taking the first steps on our Lenten journey let us pray with trust and confidence.

Reader: The response is Lord hear us, Lord graciously hear us.

Reader:  Lead the church to places and situations yet  undiscovered where you want your presence felt and your spirit strengthened.

Lord hear us,Lord graciously hear us

Reader:  On this feast of Ash Wednesday we pray for greater self reflection and desire to search for God in theless obvious.

Lord hear us,Lord graciously hear us

Reader: Give us a courageous spirit and a steadfast resolve to embrace things that we do not always understand or do not necessarily feel comfortable with.

Lord hear us,Lord graciously hear us

Reader: Inspire us this Lent to spend more time in individual prayer  visiting our inner room and meeting God in quietness.

Lord hear us,Lord graciously hear us

Reader:  We pray for men and women that we know who are suffering greatly, and whose journey appears unbearable and dark. Lift their burden and lighten their path for them to glimpse the glory of Easter.

Lord hear us,Lord graciously hear us

Reader: We ask Mary the mother of God to help us as we say HAIL MARY……

Reader: As we gather here on this Ash Wednesday 2014, may we reach out and take the hand of God who will accompany us to the cross of Good Friday and the resurrection of Easter Sunday.

CELEBRANT: May God bless our faltering first steps in this new journey through Lent. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen

Christ the King bidding prayers, 8th Sunday (2 March 2014)

Note to Reader : Please PAUSE as directed and read the response through with the congregation

Priest. Today our readings tell us again of Our Father’s love and compassion for us. Therefore, let us place our petitions before Him with confidence

Reader.  Our response today is : Your mercy is our hope

Reader.  We pray for the Church in the world remembering our recently elevated Cardinals asking for them the gifts of leadership, wisdom and courage to deal with the many challenges which lie ahead

PAUSE

Reader. We pray

Lord your mercy is our hope

Reader. We hear daily of the plight of those who now rely on Food Banks to feed themselves and their families and thank the Lord for those of those who organise and operate them and at the same time we  remember our own responsibility to feed the hungry

PAUSE

Reader. We pray

Lord your mercy is our hope

Reader. Let us think about St David our patron saint whose feast day we celebrate(d)  today/ yesterday and be inspired by his exhortation to “ Be joyful and do the little things you have seen me do”

PAUSE

Reader. We pray

Lord your mercy is our hope

Reader. In the coming season of Lent we ask the Lord to bring us closer to Him in whatever way we need His special guidance.  We ask also for the success of forthcoming Lenten Discussion Group Programme

PAUSE

Reader. We pray

Lord your mercy is our hope

Reader. Let us remember the unemployed, the sick, the bereaved and the worried of our community and pray that the Lord to hear and comfort them

PAUSE

Reader.  We pray

Lord your mercy is our hope

Reader. In the quiet of our hearts let us listen for a few moments to the voice of our Father

LONGER PAUSE

Reader. We ask Mary, the Mother of Our Lord to join us in our prayer

Hail Mary…etc

 

Priest.  Father, we ask You to hear our petitions and grant them through Jesus your Son who lives in glory forever  with you and the Holy Spirit

AMEN