BIDDING PRAYERS

3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Priest:             Baptised in the one Spirit into the one body, we pray for those who, with us, are members of Christ and for all the human family.

Reader:          For the Church; one in Christ yet richly diverse in its gifts and ministries; may all members care for one another.

Lord hear us ……………………………….Lord graciously hear us

Reader:          That Francis, our Pope, may lead us by example to set our hearts not on human insight but on divine wisdom.

Lord hear us ……………………………….Lord graciously hear us

Reader:          For the world; For nations grieved by conflict and peoples oppressed by war; may a serious commitment to the work of just pervade all hearts.

Lord hear us ……………………………….Lord graciously hear us

Reader:          For those whom society dismisses as weak or inferior; may they receive from believers the respect due them as children of God.

Lord hear us ……………………………….Lord graciously hear us

Reader:          For our Parish; For all of us gathered to worship on this day: may hearing the word of God and sharing the Lord’s Supper banish grief and restore joy.

Lord hear us ……………………………….Lord graciously hear us

Reader:          Let us remember especially today (Leo Crook, Vigil Mass); (The Parish, 9.30 am Mass); (Christopher Tipping, 11am Mass); (Elizabeth Prescott, 6.30pm) for whom this Mass is offered.

And also, all the faithful departed, especially Imelda Harrison, Sean Dixon, Ronald Jackson and Agnes Crook, and those who have died recently, may they be raised up on the last day.

Lord hear us ……………………………….Lord graciously hear us

Reader:          Let us pray for our own private intentions; (pause).   We ask Mary, our Mother, to join her prayers to ours: Hail Mary …

Priest:             God Our Father, hear these petitions which your people place before you on this day. May we grow in an ever deeper appreciation of his real presence among us.  We make all our prayers through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

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