Bidding Prayers

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Bidding Prayers for Sunday 26th October 2014

Let us turn to God our Father and pray for the needs of the Church and the world.

We pray for Pope Francis and all those entrusted with leadership in the Church and in society: that they may support families with love and compassion.

We pray for those whose sight has failed and for those who have never seen, that God may give them the inner light of his love.

We pray for those who feel caught in the darkness of loss or depression: that God may comfort them and lead them to peace and serenity.

We pray for those whose lives are overshadowed by pain or fear: that through the care of others they may find healing and hope.

We place into God’s hands all who are ill with the ebola virus and those caring for them: that they may be restored to health and happiness.

We pray for those suffering the ravages of war and hatred, terrorism and injustice, especially in the Middle East: that God may rescue them from the horrors they are experiencing.

We pray for those who have died: that God may welcome them into his kingdom of happiness, light and peace.

In faith and confidence we make these and all our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen