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Bidding Prayers for Sunday 31st August 2014
Let us ask God to pour his blessings on our world.
Let us pray for all the religions of the world: may we be purified in our love of God and in our care and respect for one another.
Let us pray for all who suffer because of religious extremism: may they know the Lord’s peace, freedom from oppression and liberty of mind and heart.
Let us pray for the peoples living in the Promised Land: that the people of Israel and Palestine may live together justly and peacefully.
Let us pray for all those who struggle with scruples and the externals of faithful living: that they may learn to trust the mercy of God and allow their hearts to be open to God’s peace and consolation.
We remember all those who are suffering in body, mind or spirit: that they will know the healing presence of the Lord.
We pray for those who have died: that they may awaken into the light of God’s glory.
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.