This week’s Bidding Prayers

Bidding prayers – Sunday 3rd October 2021

For the Church
That the whole church will rise to the challenge Pope Francis sets us – to love and reverence our world and its peoples. May his words and actions inspire us all to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with our God.
Lord in your mercy… Hear our prayer.

For politicians
That governments and decision makers, whose responsibilities affect all our lives, will take time to reflect, to evaluate their choices and to act with wisdom, insight, and compassion.
Lord in your mercy…Hear our prayer.

For our own faith
Jesus calls us to be as simple and uncomplicated as children. May we always trust that we can come to Him as we are, with our ups and downs, joys and sorrows, successes, and failures, knowing that God’s love is unconditional and
his help is unfailing.
Lord in your mercy…Hear our prayer.

For our parish community
May we be a loving community, supporting of our neighbours, school and friends.
Help us to see, as St Teresa, that it is through simple acts of kindness that we can show our Christian love and care for one another.
Lord in your mercy…Hear our prayer.

We pray for our friends and family; for those who are ill and for those who care for them. We remember those in need of our prayers, and offer the prayers that have been placed on our prayer board. We pray for those who have died and for those who mourn their loss.
Lord in your mercy…Hear our prayer.

Let us pray for a moment in silence for our own intentions.

We place these and all our prayers before Mary our Mother as we say, Hail Mary, full of grace