This week’s Bidding Prayers

Prayers of the Faithful – 14/15 September 2019

For the Church.

We join Pope Francis in his September prayer intention – The Protection of the Ocean:

That politicians, scientists and economists will work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.

Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

 

 For political leaders.

 We pray for those who govern our country; that, through the power of the Holy Spirit, dissensions may cease and true and wise discernment will lead to the discovery and carrying out of God’s will for our islands.

Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

 

 For migrants and refugees.

We pray for those fleeing from oppression and making the perilous journey in small boats across the Channel in search of a better life; may we show care for them and work with generosity to help them overcome their sufferings.

Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

 

 For our parish.

 On Home Mission Sunday, we pray that our parish might be a source of love and friendship for everybody who lives within its boundaries and that we might reach out to others in a practical witness of our shared faith in a loving God.

Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

 

 For those growing in faith.

For our With You Always families as they begin their sacramental preparations, that they will grow stronger in faith as they journey together.

Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

 

We pray for our friends who are ill and those who care for them, especially the housebound and those in our Care Homes. We offer the prayers on our prayer board, and remember all those in need of a prayer.  We pray for those who have died and for those who mourn their loss.

Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

 

We pray for a moment in silence for our unspoken intentions.