BIDDING PRAYERS

LORD JESUS CHRIST, UNIVERSAL KING

Priest:             Let us pray to God in the name of Jesus, the ruler of the kings of earth, whose dominion is everlasting and whose kingship shall never be destroyed.

Reader:          For the Church: that Christians may imitate Jesus their king by renouncing worldly power and bearing witness to Christ’s kingdom of justice, love and peace.

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

Reader:          For all peoples of earth: That those who govern nations and guide the destinies of peoples, may listen to the voice of Truth and seek the paths of peace and justice.

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

Reader:          For those in failing health: That all whose hearts are pierced by sorrow or whose dignity is wounded may find help in time of need and hope in the ultimate triumph of Truth.

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

Reader:          That those who feel powerless in the face of life’s difficulties may find helping hands and loving hearts in our community

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

Reader:          That we may be fashioned by Christ into a kingdom of priests; may our worship glorify God and our witness announce Christ’s reign.

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

Reader:          Let us remember especially today (Deceased Members and Families of the Knights of St Columba Vigil Mass); (The Parish 9.30am Mass); (Jim Hankinson 11.00am Mass) (Jim Morris 6.30pm) for whom this Mass is offered.

And also, all the faithful departed, especially Margaret Riley, Catherine Gahagan and Margaret Hennessey, and for all 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 intercede on our behalf: Hail Mary …

Priest:             Father, in your mercy, accept the prayers we make for ourselves, our community and our world. We make our prayers through Christ, our harbour of peace. Amen.

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