BIDDING PRAYERS

4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Priest:             Let us turn in prayer to the God who knew us and called us before we were born, and who will provide for our needs and those of the whole world.

Reader:          For the Church; That the Church’s proclamation of the gospel may comfort the poor and humble, even as it challenges the proud and the powerful.

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; That the Lord our God may raise up propjets in every land and place on their lips the challenging words of justice and peace.

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

Reader:          That the hungry in our cities and those in any land, may find relief and hope in the generosity of Christ’s servants.

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

Reader:          For our Parish; That this parish community may strive always for the greater gifts, and find common ground in our mutual commitment to self-sacrificing love.

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

Reader:          Let us remember especially today (Margaret Riley, Vigil Mass); (Kurian Thomas LD, 9.30 am Mass); (The Parish, 11am Mass); (Michael Clarke, 6.30pm) for whom this Mass is offered.

And also, all the faithful departed, especially Mavis Entwistle, 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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