Bidding Prayers

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Below are a selection of topical Bidding Prayers that are made available FREE each Thursday by 5 p.m. for use that weekend. N.B. The more general prayers for the Church and the World, which are linked with the Sunday Readings, are provided in our publications The Living Word and Common Worship Living Word. If you would like us to send you a free sample copy of either of these publications please email or call us on 01420 88222.


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Sunday 31st July

In this Year of Mercy, let us ask the Lord to bless us with the gifts we need to sustain us on our way.

We pray for the Pope as he visits Poland, and pray that he will lead the way to enlightenment, mercy and compassion for all God’s people.

We pray for the Church and for its clergy; and in particular we thank God for the life and service of Father Jacques Hamel, killed in France this week.

We pray for the victims of the knife attack in Japan, when many old people were killed and ask for God’s unfailing love for those they have left behind.

We pray for those affected by the attack in Ansbach and pray for God’s guidance for all who are involved with helping and placing refugees.

We pray for those killed or injured by the truck bomb in the Syrian city of Qamishli and ask for God’s healing hands to enfold them in their pain.

We pray all women forced into marriage against their will and for those who may be killed for making their own choice; grant understanding, tolerance and compassion to all.

As we celebrate World Youth Day, we remember all children and young people who have become separated from their parents and families, and pray that they will be reunited.

Eternal Father, look with kindness on the needs of the whole human family and bless us with your peace; though Christ our Lord, we ask you to hear our prayer now.