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Christ the King bidding prayers, 4th Sunday of Lent (6 March 2016)

Note to Reader: Please PAUSE as directed between the Intention and the Response. Please read the response all the way through with the congregation especially where it is longer than usual

Priest:  As we listen to the story of the prodigal son in today’s readings we are reminded of the Father’s endless love for us constantly calling us back to Him

R. Our response  is “Lord , your mercy is our hope”

R. We ask the Lord to bless and support His Church throughout the world bearing in mind especially the plight of Christians in the Middle East

PAUSE

R. We pray

Lord your mercy is our hope

R. Through the news bulletins we are constantly aware of the plight of the refugees and migrants. Let us pray for these stricken people and their families as they seek a new and safer life

PAUSE

R We pray

Lord your mercy is our hope

R. We are mindful of our brothers and sisters who are sick in mind or body and pray for them and their families and all who care for them

PAUSE

R. We pray

Lord your mercy is our hope

R. Let us pray for all in our parish families who mourn. May the Lord find wys and people to comfort them in their time of loss

PAUSE

R. We pray

Lord your mercy is our hope

R. As we try to understand he many arguments about the future of our country either in or out of the European community we ask the Lord to guide us to produce a fair and  humane society based on Christian principles

PAUSE

R. We pray

Lord your mercy is our hope

R. In the silence of our hearts let us listen to the voice of Our Father

LONGER PAUSE

R. We ask Mary the mother of Our Lord to join us in prayer saying HAIL MARY….etc.

Priest: Lord Merciful Father listen to our petitions and grant them through Jesus your Son who lives with you and the Holy Spirit forever

AMEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christ the King bidding prayers, 3rd Sunday in Lent (25 Feb 2016)

Priest  We pray that our journey through Lent will make us more aware of our needs

The response is   The Lord is compassion and love

We pray for the Church that it will be slow to anger and rich in mercy in order to overcome evil with good    PAUSE

The Lord …….is compassion and love

As the peace candle sheds its light in a number  of homes we pray for peace and peacemakers, for those who suffer and those who care for them

PAUSE      The Lord …….is compassion and love

We pray for the people of Wales as we celebrate St David’s Day.  May they remember their Christian heritage.         PAUSE

The Lord …….is compassion and love

Lent is a time when we ask forgiveness and honestly admit our sins.  We remember the messages of Jesus, messages of  love, justice and mercy

PAUSE     The Lord……….is compassion and love

We pray for women and men who work together for their families and the wider community        PAUSE      The Lord ……..is compassion and love

We pray quietly for our own needs           LONGER PAUSE

We ask Mary to be our refuge as we say      Hail Mary ………….

Heavenly Father we make our prayers with trust and hope.  We ask this through Jesus your Son and the Holy Spirit for ever Amen

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.

Christ the King bidding prayers, 24 January 2016

The Celebrant will introduce and also conclude the prayer. The reader should pause for several moments between the intercession and its response. Leave about 20 seconds for the quiet prayer. There is no response after this – move straight to the Hail Mary.

CELEBRANT: Sisters and brothers, we are gathered as Christ’s body knowing that He is here with us. Let us share with Him our needs

READER: (The response is): Hear our prayer.

READER:  Let us pray for the church. May we show mercy to others, remembering that we are sinners as well as saints. We also pray for the unity of all Christians.

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

READER:  We pray for the leaders gathered in Davos at the World Economic Forum. May they set pathways to a more just distribution of the world’s wealth.

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

READER: Let us pray for racial justice within our parish, our city and our country. May we face the prejudice in our hearts that prevents us from being one body.

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

READER: We pray for Megan Bowgen, who died recently. May she enjoy eternal rest and may her family be comforted that she is at peace

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

READER: Let us remember the sick, the suffering and the lonely in our parish and ask for the grace to help them.

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

READER: Let us silently ask for our personal needs or the needs of others (Long Pause)…. Let us ask the intercession of Mary, mother of the Lord: Hail Mary, etc. 

After a short pause the Celebrant will conclude the prayer.

CELEBRANT:  May our spoken words win favour in your sight, O Lord, and our needs be granted through Your Son, Jesus Christ, in union with the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. Amen.

Christ the King bidding prayers, 1 November 2015 (All saints day)

Feast of All Saints  – Prayer of the Faithful

Priest  As we pray for our needs let us also remember on this feast of All Saints the great cloud of witnesses who have walked in the ways of God.

The response is ………..Lord graciously hear us

We pray for the Church as the Synod on the Family ends.  May the Holy Spirit guide us to become a more listening and consultative  church.

PAUSE

Lord hear us ………

We pray for the gentle, for those who mourn, for the merciful and for the overburdened.  May they find rest in Christ.

PAUSE

Lord hear us………

We pray for Thomas Jack Goddard who will be baptised this weekend.  As he begins his journey of faith may he be supported by his family and the church community.

PAUSE

Lord hear us ………

Let us pray for the virtue of hope, which can be a beacon of light to guide us through times of difficulty and confusion.

PAUSE

Lord hear us………..

We pray quietly for our own needs

LONGER PAUSE

We ask Mary to be our counsellor and comforter as we say Hail Mary……….

Priest  Heavenly Father we make our prayers to you trusting in your Son and the Holy Spirit for ever

Amen

Christ the King bidding prayers, 25 October 2015

Priest: God, our Father, confident in your loving care, we bring to you all our needs.

Reader: The response to our prayers is: Hear our prayer

May we come to recognise the times when we are blind to Your promptings, and may we seek Your healing.

Pause

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

As the Synod on the Family reaches its conclusions this weekend, we pray that they will bring hope and welcome to those who feel excluded by the Church.

Pause

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

We pray that, as we go forward with our consultation on Mass times and other pastoral care, we keep in mind the bigger picture of the needs of the whole Archdiocese, and find a way forward that does not deprive others, and which includes compassion for all our priests as their numbers decline, and they still seek to respond to all our varying needs.

Pause

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

As the political party conference season continues, and we see the first signs of campaigning for the Assembly elections, may all the parties incorporate Christian values into their policies, and into their style of campaigning.

Pause

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

We ask you to receive into your kingdom all those killed in the coach accident in France, and to comfort their grieving families.

Pause

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

We pray for all those children and teachers killed in random shootings, and for their families: may our schools continue to be places where no young people feel excluded, and where vulnerability is met by understanding and help. May the initiatives to identify and help teenage depression, and other mental illness, be successful, so that no teenager feels they have to face that situation alone.

Pause

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

In the silence of our hearts we pray for all our other needs.

Longer Pause

We ask Mary, our loving mother, to join our prayers to her own as we say: Hail Mary…….

Priest:  Heavenly Father, we ask You to hear our prayers and to look with mercy on our troubled world, bringing us healing, and reconciliation with You and with each other.  We ask this through Your Son, Jesus Christ, Our Lord.

Amen