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Christ the King bidding prayers, 18 October 2015

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: Jesus suffered and was tempted and so He understands our weaknesses and needs. Let us then be confident that we shall find grace when we are in need of His help.

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

READER:  Let us pray for our missionary priests and religious who spread the Good News throughout the world and for the many who have died in this endeavour.

…….. (PAUSE)……….. Loving Father ……. Hear our prayer.

READER: We pray for those who govern us that they will become great by serving all the people.

…… (PAUSE)…… Loving Father ……. Hear our prayer.

READER:  We pray for church in the Ukraine that it may be a bringer of peace and reconciliation in the war-torn country.

…. (PAUSE)…… Loving Father  …. Hear our prayer.

READER: Let us pray for Father Tomy Augustine as he starts his new mission to the people of Merthyr Tydfil and for his order, the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate who have 700 priests outside Kerala preaching the gospel in India and abroad.

(PAUSE)…… Loving Father …. Hear our prayer.

READER: For those who feed the starving, house the homeless and comfort the bereaved, may they be strengthened and encouraged by God’s grace and love.

(PAUSE)…… Loving Father .…. Hear our prayer.

READER: Let us quietly ask for any personal needs  (Long Pause)…. Let us ask the intercession of Mary, mother of the Loving Father: Our Father etc.

After a short pause the Celebrant will conclude the prayer.

CELEBRANT:  Father in heaven, You gave us your Son, Jesus Christ, as a ransom for many, so we know Your Love for us and pray that You will hear our humble petitions which we ask through Your Son, in union with the Holy Spirit, now and for ever, Amen.

Christ the King bidding prayers, 11 October 2015

 

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

Priesr: Safe in our knowledge of the Father’s love for us we offer our petitions in confidence

Our response is : “Lord , Fill us with your love !”

Let us pray for the Church through the world remembering especially the work of the Synod on Marriage and Family Life currently underway in Rome. May we all be given the gift of listening to its findings and looking at our own lives in this area

PAUSE

We pray

Lord, Fill us with your love

We are horrified as we see more pictures of the plight of the refugees across Europe and we beseech the Lord to inspire us to greater efforts to assist these suffering people and to help those who look for peace in the Middle East

PAUSE

We pray

Lord, Fill us with your love

We remember the sick, the lonely , the worried, the bereaved of our community and ask the Lord to bring them the comfort they ask for . Let us seek the Lord’s blessing on the work of the Healing Café which opens in St Brigid’s this week

PAUSE

We pray

Lord, Fill us with your love

Let us remember our young people who have now departed for university and college ( many for the first time) and we ask that they may enjoy and benefit in every way from the experience . We pray that their studies will be successful and fruitful

PAUSE

We pray

Lord fill us with your love

Let us give thanks for the community of St Paul’s which has celebrated its 40th anniversary this week. We rejoice with them and pray that the community may prosper and continue to be a beacon of God’s love for us all

PAUSE

We pray

Lord, Fill us with your love

For a few quiet moments let us listen in our hearts to the voice of Our Father

LONGER PAUSE

Mary our mother is always concerned for us. Let us then join our prayers with hers saying HAIL MARY etc

Priest: Lord God hear and grant our petitions through Jesus your beloved Son who lives with you in the glory of the Spirit forever                                    AMEN

 

 

 

 

Christ the King bidding prayers, 4 October 2015

 

Priest – Brothers and Sisters let us join together in prayer to our Heavenly Father asking Him to look favourably on our needs and the needs of the Church and the world.

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

Let us thank our God that our Holy Father has returned safely to Rome and pray that he will continue to call for greater efforts to work for world peace and an end to poverty……pause…….Loving Father…..

We pray for Joseph Samuel Oyston who is to be baptised this weekend and for his family that they may grow in faith through the grace of this holy sacrament ……pause….  Loving Father…

The readings this week lead us to pray for all married couples that they may always be faithful to their marriage vows………pause……Loving Father….

Let us pray for all who are ill, infirm, disabled in any way or house-bound that they may know God’s healing comfort and receive compassionate care………pause…. Loving Father….

Let us pray for the repose of the souls of all who have died recently and for the comfort of their relatives and friends. We remember especially Patricia Cording and Bernie Mills who have died this week……..pause……Loving Father….

As all the political parties meet at this time, we pray that whoever is in power now and in future will rule our country with integrity and justice………Loving Father….

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

Let us ask Mary, mother of us all, to intercede for us as we say…..Hail Mary

Priest – We make all our prayers to our Loving Father through Jesus Christ His Son and our Saviour…………

Amen

 

 

Christ the King bidding prayers, 20 September 2015

Priest:  My friends, we have God for our help, so let us bring forward all our needs.

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

Reader: We pray for Pope Francis — that he may travel safely as he visits Cuba and the United States.

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

Reader: For all Christians — that they may learn to put other people before themselves.

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

Reader: We pray for migrants seeking a safe home in Europe – that its citizens may give them a friendly welcome.

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

Reader: For peacemakers — that God may help them persevere, despite the obstacles they encounter.

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

Reader: For children who have suffered from harm or abuse — that God may come to their aid and protect them from further danger.

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

Reader: We pray for all who have died, that the Lord may keep them in eternal peace. We remember especially Angela Williams, mother of Linda Lobo who died this week.

Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

We ask Mary, our Mother, to join her prayers with ours as we say Hail Mary…

Let us pray for a few moments in the silence of our hearts.

Priest: God of power and might, you uphold our lives and keep us in your care: help us in our needs, we pray, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Christ the King bidding prayers, 13 September 2015

 

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, our God has compassion, He hears the cry of our appeal. Let us place our trust in Him as we ask Him for all our needs.

READER: (The response is): Come to our help.

READER:  Let us pray for the church and the forthcoming Synod on the Family. May it be an occasion of fruitful discussion guided by the Holy Spirit and not filled with rancour, distrust and dissension.

…….. (PAUSE)……….. Lord ……. Come to our help.

READER: We pray for the teachers in our schools that they may strive to bring out the best in each pupil and help them become useful members of society.

…… (PAUSE)…… Lord ……. Come to our help.

READER:  We pray for refugees from Syria, Libya, Sudan and so many other parts of the world, that they may find shelter and safety. May we as a parish show mercy in helping them.

…. (PAUSE)…… Lord  …. Come to our help.

READER: Let us pray for those who suffer any form of racial discrimination in our society, that God may strengthen them and change the hearts of those who discriminate against them.

(PAUSE)…… Lord …. Come to our help

READER: Let us pray for those who are sick, lonely or in distress. May they know the Lord is with them in their suffering and will help them through it.

(PAUSE)…… Lord .…. Come to our help.

READER: Let us quietly ask for any personal needs or those of friends or relatives. (Long Pause)…. Let us ask the intercession of Mary, mother of the Lord: Hail Mary …..

After a short pause the Celebrant will conclude the prayer.

CELEBRANT:  Father in heaven, look down upon us in our need and come to our help, through Your Son Jesus Christ in union with the Holy Spirit, now  and forever, Amen.

and forever, AMEN.

Christ the King bidding prayers, 6 September 2015

Bidding Prayers for the 23rd Sunday of the Year 2015

Priest: We come together knowing that God loves us and is concerned for us; so let us humbly, but confidently pray for our needs and the needs of our world

Reader;   The response is;

Lord, in your mercy

Hear our prayer

We pray that the Church may succeed in reaching out to the wider world, so that more people may come to know our loving God – – – – -pause – – – – – –

Lord in your mercy – (Hear our prayer)

This week the tragedy and suffering in the lives of asylum seekers has been brought home to us.  We pray that politicians and leaders may find the courage and wisdom to address these difficult issues.  And we pray for families fleeing war torn countries everywhere … … … pause … … … … …

Lord in your mercy – (Hear our prayer)

In our own country at this time of year we pray for farmers and for the success of the harvest.  May our plenty encourage us to support those who do not have enough to eat, both here and abroad..…. pause …………..

Lord in your mercy – (Hear our prayer)

This week some 40 parishioners from the 3 Churches and from St Francis Parish will be going on a Pilgrimage to Sicily.  We pray for the success of the Pilgrimage. May it provide a time of reflection and renewal. ………..pause…..

Lord in your mercy – (Hear our prayer)

In silence let us pray for our own needs and the needs of our families and friends ….. …………long pause……………

We ask Mary to add a mother’s prayers to our own 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.