Bidding Prayers

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Bidding Prayers for Sunday 7th February 2016


Lord of love, you are always patient and kind in your unending availability to your people. Today we come before you with our needs and our prayers, confident that you will hear us.


  • We pray for Pope Francis, that he might continue to lead the world towards a greater understanding of mercy and compassion, especially in places where people meet violence, bloodshed and oppression.

Lord, hear us

  • We pray for European leaders that they might discover and establish a just and merciful solution to the migrant crisis which has caused so much suffering to so many people.

Lord, hear us

  • We pray for all those who have been affected by extreme weather as they face the future and try to rebuild their homes and businesses, that they might be helped by the loving concern of those around them.

Lord, hear us

  • We pray for those who face job insecurity and unemployment, that they and their families might find hope and support during days of uncertainty, doubt and financial struggle.

Lord, hear us

  • We pray for those who are trying to control the spread of the Zika virus and for those who are searching for a vaccine, that they will have the resources and support that they need to minimise its effects.

Lord, hear us

  • We pray for families, that their members might find happiness in each other’s company, encouragement when things go wrong and compassion in their dealings with each other.

Lord, hear us


Loving Lord, we offer you our prayers in the name of your son Jesus and of your Holy Spirit. Be with us. Teach us to love you with all that we have and are. Amen.