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Bidding Prayers for Sunday 20th April 2014

Let us now bring our prayers to God, our heavenly Father.

We bring to God all those affected by the recent ferry disaster in South Korea – for those who died, for those missing, for those who mourn them, for those who search for them; we ask for God’s loving comfort and consolation.

We pray for the people of the Ukraine, that they will find stability in their lives, and a fair and just society in which to live.

We thank God for the help provided by food banks to those who are without the means to provide for themselves, and for the generosity of those who have enough.

We pray for all those in Syria who still suffer after so long; we bring to God those who are hungry and without the basics of life, and ask that all nations and authorities will continue to work for a lasting and fair peace.

This Eastertide we thank God for all the blessings that he gives us in so many ways, but above all else for the sacrifice that his Son Jesus Christ made for us.

Heavenly Father, whose Son Jesus Christ died on the cross but rose again to redeem our sins, we offer these prayers in your name, O loving and generous God. Amen.