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 17th December, 3rd Sunday of Advent


We give thanks to God our Father and, confident that the God who called us will not fail us, we place our needs before him:

• We pray that our Church will be a light for the nations. We ask that our leaders speak for the light, inspiring and enabling us all to proclaim the good news of Jesus’ love for all.

• We pray for all the people living in the middle-east. May religion be a force for good here, drawing the different communities together, rather than an excuse for disagreement and unrest.

• At this time of preparation, we pray that we will all give witness to the light of Jesus in our lives by the way that we put love into action. We ask for the courage to be generous with our time and our attention, as well as our money.

• During this season of family celebration we pray for anyone who is suffering loneliness or the pain of bereavement. May the Spirit of love bind up their broken hearts and may we spread the good news by the way we notice and act on our concern.

• We pray for ourselves, that we may shine with God’s love. We ask for the grace to be thankful for all our blessings and to understand just where our real treasure lies.

Loving Lord, we ask you to hear our prayers and graciously grant them through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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