Category Archives: Christ the King

Christ the King Bidding Prayers for 3rd Sunday in Advent, 2020

Priest        We come together in this season of Advent to ask God our Father for our needs and the needs of others.

Reader          The response is;

Lord, graciously hear us

On this third Sunday of Advent we pray for the Church throughout the world that it may continue to proclaim the coming of God’s kingdom and that this message may bring hope to all who hear it …….. pause………….

Lord hear us

We pray for peace in the world. We think particularly of the long standing conflicts in the Middle East and the Holy Land, and the refugees who like the Holy Family, are seeking a safe place to live. .…. Pause………..  

Lord hear us

And nearer to home, we pray for the families of this Parish, and especially for those families for whom Christmas may not be a joyful occasion.  Be with them all in their difficulties and help us to support them.…….. pause………….

Lord hear us

We give thanks for the good news of an effective vaccine against Covid 19 and we pray for all those engaged in making it available to us. … pause……

Lord hear us

Let us take a few moments for silent prayer….. pause……………………………..

We ask Mary, the mother of our Lord to join her prayers to ours as we pray;

Hail Mary…………. 

Priest        Heavenly Father, listen to our petitions and grant them through Jesus Your Son who lives in glory with you and the Holy Spirit forever

 

Feast of Christ the King

Dear parishioners and friends of our 3 Churches

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. It is one of our parish feast-days, and so a cause of celebration for us all. It marks the last week of the Church’s year. Maybe it hasn’t been the best of years in many ways, but Jesus has been with us nevertheless, and he always will be – for he is Christ the King.

Fr Matthew

Christ the King Bidding Prayers for 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2020

PRIEST: Aware of God’s presence with us, we turn to him in prayer for our own needs and the needs of others.

 READER: We pray for the Church, that all her members may bear witness to the saving power of God.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 READER: For all in government, that especially in these difficult times, they may protect the least among us, the most vulnerable and those who are marginalised.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

READER: We pray for outcasts, foreigners and refugees, that they will always find a welcome in our midst.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

READER: We pray for all who are sick or who suffer in any way, that they will be comforted.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

READER: We remember those who have died and gone before us in faith. May they experience in all its fullness the power of Christ’s resurrection.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

PRIEST: Merciful Father, hear the prayers we bring to you. Help us to acknowledge your greatness and to serve you with grateful hearts. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

Christ the King Bidding Prayers for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (year A), 2020

Prayers of The Faithful,  24th Sunday Year A , September 13th 2020

CELEBRANT: Friends, Jesus calls us to forgive as we ourselves are forgiven. Knowing this, we pray for a renewed world of mercy and compassion.

READER: That we develop mature, workable relationships and structures within the Church, so that we may confront and change that which is not fruitful.

Lord hear us, Lord graciously hear us

READER: For those excluded from the church, may we reach out to them with genuine compassion and respect.

Lord hear us, Lord graciously hear us

READER: That world leaders may set aside image, pride and threats and work for the good of the human family.

Lord hear us, Lord graciously hear us

READER: We pray for all the carers in our three churches who often feel worn out, overburdened and alone.

Lord hear us, Lord graciously hear us

READER: We pray for all parishioners who are unable or unwilling to be with us physically at this time.

Lord hear us, Lord graciously hear us

READER: In silence we open our hearts and minds which reveal our deepest hurts and longings to our compassionate God

Lord hear us, Lord graciously hear us

READER: We ask Mary the mother of God to pray with us as we say Hail Mary….

CELEBRANT: Kind and merciful Father, slows anger and rich in compassion, grant our petitions through Christ our Lord your Son , Amen.

 

Christ the King Bidding Prayers for the 23rd Sunday of the Year (A), 2020

Priest: Although we gather in fewer numbers, we know the Lord is with us and will listen to our prayers….

Reader: Let us pray for the Church, that we may all bring God’s message of love to every situation and individual we encounter…..

Lord, hear us……….. Lord, graciously hear us.

We pray for leaders in every sphere of life, that they may use dialogue and reconciliation in their dealings, rather than confrontation and violence…..

Lord, hear us……….. Lord, graciously hear us.

Let us pray for all those affected badly by the Covid 19 virus, directly or indirectly. We pray too for a vaccine that will soon be effective and available all over the world….

Lord, hear us……….. Lord, graciously hear us.

We pray for organisations and individuals in this country and elsewhere, who work quietly and bravely to help the poor, the homeless and victims of famine and war….

Lord, hear us……….. Lord, graciously hear us.

Let us pray in our own way for a few quiet moments……….

We come to Mary, mother of us all, for her help in all our needs…….Hail Mary….

Priest: Heavenly Father, we put all our trust in you, with your Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Amen.