Bidding Prayers

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Bidding Prayers for Sunday 28th September 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 all those caught up in the troubles in Syria and Iraq; we ask that all are kept safe when in dangerous places and that international co-operation will bring about a lasting peace.

We ask for God’s loving care for all missing people: that they are kept safe from harm and can return to their loved ones.

We bring to God all those kept as hostages or slaves: that they are comforted by your presence and retain hope that they will be reunited with their loved ones.

We pray for the people of Scotland after their referendum, that they will move forward in unity to create a better life for all.

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