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Bidding Prayers for Sunday 23rd November 2014

Let us now bring our prayers to God, who is always more ready to hear us than we are to listen to him.

We pray for the Church, for the Pope and all those who work in so many different ways to serve God: we ask that they are given wisdom and compassion to serve them in their work.

We pray for all those affected by the troubles in Jerusalem; we ask that all are kept safe and that international dialogue and co-operation will bring about a lasting peace.

We pray for all those working to bring help and relief in Syria; we remember those held hostage or executed, and we pray for them and their suffering families.

We ask for God’s blessing on all faith schools, that they will give the children in their care the best education, and instil in them tolerance and understanding of all.

We remember all children who are missing: we ask God to keep them safe and for them to be reunited with their families and loved ones.

As the weather worsens and the days get darker, we pray for all who travel, that they may go safely and we ask for God’s comfort for those who are injured or who lose loved ones in accidents.

Hear our prayer, O heavenly Father, who sent your Son Jesus Christ to bring your message of salvation to the world, we offer these prayers in your name, O loving and generous God. Amen