Christ the King bidding prayers, 6 May 2018 (6th Sunday of Easter)

Priest– Let us pray to our Heavenly Father asking him to look favourably on the needs of the Church, the world and ourselves.

Reader– The response to our prayers is – Hear our prayer.

We pray that the church’s message of  peace and love may be heard  and acted upon throughout the world  – pause – Heavenly Father……… Hear our prayer.

We pray that our government may always act in the best interests of the people, particularly at present in the Brexit negotiations – pause –

Heavenly Father………..Hear our prayer.

We pray for the repose of the souls of all who have died recently particularly Nick Chitsega and John Cook whose funerals take place shortly and for the comfort of their bereaved relatives and friends – pause – Heavenly Father………

Hear our prayer

We pray for all who are ill, infirm or disabled in any way that they may feel your healing comfort and receive compassionate care – pause – Heavenly Father…………Hear our prayer.

In a few moments of silence let us place our own needs before our Heavenly Father……….

Mary is our Mother, let us ask her to plead for us to Jesus, her beloved son, as we say…..Hail Mary…

Priest–We humbly make our prayers through Jesus your Word and our Saviour ….Amen