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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.

Christ the King Bidding Prayers for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2020

CELEBRANT:  Strengthened in faith, we come before the Lord with our needs and the needs of our sisters and brothers:   

READER: We pray for Pope Francis, Archbishop Stack, and all our clergy: that they may lead in faith and serve in love the flock entrusted to their care.

Lord in your mercy, hear our Prayer.

We continue to pray for the victims and families of the Lebanon explosion, and for a country that has endured one tragedy after another: that the Lord may cover all in his mercy and healing.

Lord in your mercy, hear our Prayer.

We pray for our families and children nearing the start of the school year: that the Holy Spirit may dispel fears and anxieties and carry them forward through the challenges that lie ahead.

 Lord in your mercy, hear our Prayer.We pray for the sick, the vulnerable, and the lonely; especially our elderly in their homes and residences who are without the visits of friends and loved ones: that the Lord may bring light and hope to their hearts.

Lord in your mercy, hear our Prayer.

We pray for our deceased loved ones, and for all who mourn their loss: that God may grant them consolation and peace.

Lord in your mercy, hear our Prayer.

We ask Mary the mother of Jesus to pray with us as we say Hail Mary……

In a few moments of silence we place our own needs before our Heavenly Father

CELEBRANT:  Loving Father, give us faith and courage to cope with the storms in our lives.  May we find refuge in your Son, who stretches out his hand for strength and support during all our struggles.  We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Christ the King Bidding Prayers for the Feast of the Assumption 2020

Priest: With trust in the Lord who calls us all to follow Him we present all our prayers to Him, confident in His unceasing mercy.

Reader: 
We pray for the Church, may the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, guide and support all bishops, priests and deacons with her maternal love. 

Lord, hear us.                         Lord graciously hear us.

We pray for all who have been affected by Covid19, those in our Churches who cannot leave their homes, Holy Mother be their comforter at this time.

Lord, hear us.                        Lord graciously hear us.

We pray for those in hospital and the families that can only see their relatives virtually, that they may find the assurance of God’s presence in the love of his people.

Lord, hear us.                       Lord graciously hear us.

We pray for the faithful departed: May they come to dwell with Our Lady in the presence of the risen Lord. 

Lord, hear us.                      Lord graciously hear us.

Let us now turn to Mary, who was assumed sinless into heaven, and seek her intercession as we say:
 Hail Mary …

In the silence of our hearts we bring all our needs to the presence of God our merciful Father.


Priest: Loving Father, who raised up the Blessed Virgin Mary into your Heavenly Kingdom, accept our prayers which we make with faith, and bring us into your holy embrace through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

 

Christ the King Bidding Prayers for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (year A)

Priest: In these uncertain times we hear Our Lord saying ‘Do not be afraid’, and so, in faith and hope, we turn to the Father and ask Him to answer our prayers.

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

  1. May the Church hear Your voice in the gentle breeze as she seeks to discern the way forward in a post-covid world.

Pause

Lord, in Your mercy: Hear our prayer.

  1. May we emerge from the covid virus as a more compassionate and caring society.

Pause

Lord, in Your mercy: Hear our prayer

  1. We pray for the city of Beirut; for those who died in the explosion and those who grieve; for those who were injured, for those who are now homeless and have lost everything. We pray for the rescue workers, those caring for the sick and injured, those bringing food and shelter. We ask you to enfold this shattered city in Your love and healing power.

Pause

Lord, in Your mercy: Hear our prayer.

  1. We pray for allthose in our 3 Churches who are sick, especially those in hospital, who cannot see their loved ones. May they have a strong sense of their love.

Pause

Lord, in Your mercy: Hear our prayer

  1. We remember all our parishioners who have died recently; receive them into the joy of Your heavenly kingdom, and comfort those who mourn for them.

Pause

Lord, in Your mercy: Hear our prayer.

            In a few moments’ silence let us pray for all the other needs we hold in our hearts.

            Pause

We ask Mary to join our prayers to her own, us as we say

Hail Mary ….

Priest: Heavenly Father, we ask you to look kindly on our prayers and heal our ravaged world. We ask this through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen

 

 

 

Christ the King Bidding Prayers for Ash Wednesday, 2020

Priest:       We come together on this Ash Wednesday to put our petitions before the Lord.

Reader;         The response is;                 

Lord, in your mercy

Hear our prayer

We pray for the Church and for our priestsin the Archdiocese as they lead us on our Lenten journey. … … … … … … pause …

Lord, in your mercy– (Hear our prayer)

In today’s reading from the book of Joel, God invites us to come back to him with all our hearts.  We pray that,during this Lenten season, we may find the path that leads us ever closer to our God.… … … … … … pause …

Lord, in your mercy– (Hear our prayer)

We pray for the peoples of Syria and the middle-east in this time of conflict and turmoil.  May those in leadership roles be compassionate to the suffering families, and work towards a just solution…… … … … … … pause …

Lord, in your mercy– (Hear our prayer)

We pray,that through prayer and action in this Lenten season, we may support those in need; especially the lonely; the homeless; those who mourn; children and young people in care; and those whose needs are known to you alone….… … … … … … pause …

Lord, in your mercy– (Hear our prayer)

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

            Hail Mary………….

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

Priest: Compassionate God, slow to anger and rich in faithful 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 for the First Sunday in Lent, 2020

PRIEST – In the first week of Lent we pray to our Heavenly Father for the needs of the church, the world and ourselves

READER –We pray for all members of the church that they may have a good and holy Lent by their fasting, prayers and almsgiving for the benefit of those in need through poverty and suffering due to violence or oppression………Lord in your mercy………….Hear our prayer

We pray for Cafod, for the good work which it undertakes and that this will benefit greatly from the Family Fast Day which is next Friday 6th March ………….Lord in your mercy…..

We pray for the recovery of all who are ill or infirm particularly those affected by the Corona Virus and that an effective vaccine will soon be discovered……… Lord in your mercy…..

We pray for the repose of the souls of those who have recently died and for the comfort of all who are bereaved or who mourn………Lord in your mercy………

We pray for those suffering with depression – perhaps affecting their relationships – that they may receive  help and counselling and so ensure that they avoid any self-harming action…………Lord in your mercy………

 

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

In a few moments of silence we bring our own needs before our Heavenly Father………

 

PRIEST – We make all our prayers through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ ….Amen