This week’s Bidding Prayers

Prayers of the Faithful for 5th Sunday of Easter.

1. For the Church led by Pope Francis and the bishops: that she will be as fearless as Paul in preaching the gospel and experience the Lord’s guidance and peace in making difficult decisions.
Lord in your mercy.
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2. For a desire to live and work by the commandments: that we will show our love of God by what we do and how we live the gospel, as St Joseph, the worker did, and in our care for each other and for our planet
Lord in your mercy.
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3. For a longing to bear fruit for God: that as branches of the true vine we may learn to cherish our closeness to Christ so that we may share his life and be one with him.
Lord in your mercy.
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4. For those who feel separated from Jesus and the vine by loneliness, illness or prejudice: that they will be supported by fruitful Christians who are instruments of healing and peace.
Lord in your mercy
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5. For the sick of our parish and the world, especially India and Brazil, and those who have died recently: Philip Smith, Mary Scaldwell, that they experience the presence of the Risen Christ in heaven.
Lord in your mercy
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6. Let us pray for a few moments for our own personal petitions and for all those for whom we have promised to pray.

As children living in the Dowry of Mary we call on her to intercede with us as we pray, Hail Mary.