Bidding Prayers

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Bidding Prayers - 28th August 2016 - 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time


With confidence in the Father’s loving care, we come to him with all our needs.

We pray that humility may be the hallmark of all those in leadership positions in the Church and that all Christians may receive the grace of true humility.

We pray for all who are in positions of authority and power, that they may not forget those in need.

We pray that we may respond to the Lord’s challenge by showing a preferential love for the little ones of this world – the poor, the hungry, the orphaned and the widowed.

We pray for all refugees and those suffering as victims of war in our world today; we think especially of those in the Middle East, that they may find security, be restored to dignity and live in peace.

We pray for all the victims of the earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar; may those who have died rest in peace and may their loved ones receive all the help, support and loving care they need.

For all who are sick or facing death, that they may be comforted and experience peace.


Father, hear our prayers and bless us in our need as we strive to respond to your call to each of us and in our efforts to follow you more closely, through Christ our Lord.