Christ the King bidding prayers, 2nd Sunday of Lent

P       We come together as a community to ask God our Father for our needs and for the needs of others

Reader: The response is;

Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer

We pray that we be inspired to find new ways to support our Parish Priests and our parish activities, particularly in this Lenten Season… … … … … … pause …

Lord, in your mercy– (Hear our prayer)

We pray for all those who courageously work for peace, and we think especially this week of those trying to achieve an end to hostilities in Syria.  And we pray for all those affected by the conflict … … … … … … pause …

Lord, in your mercy

We pray for children and young people everywhere, especially those who are in care, and young homeless people; and we pray for social workers and others trying to meet their needs. .. … … … … … … pause …

Lord, in your mercy

We pray for those who mourn, especially those in our own parish who have lost loved ones.  May they be comforted by a belief in a loving God, and supported in their lives by the community. .. … … … … … … pause …

Lord, in your mercy

And balancing sadness with joy, help us all to appreciate the great gift of life with the coming of a new spring. .. … … … … … … pause …

Lord, in your mercy

Let us spend a few moments in silent prayer – – – –  longer pause – – – – –

We ask Mary the mother of our Lord to join her prayers to ours saying,

Hail Mary………….

Priest:   God of love, listen to our petitions and grant them through him who lives in glory with You and the Holy Spirit.    Amen.