Bidding Prayers

Bidding Prayers for Sunday 18 August
The 20th in Ordinary Time
Saint Paul’s Parish, Paphos

Priest: Let us join our prayers as we implore to God our Father for our needs and the needs of all the world.

Response: Lord graciously hear us (EXCEPT 10 AM)

  1. We pray for the Universal Church and for the Holy Father’s efforts to bring peace and concord among peoples and nations. Lord, hear us. R.
  2. We pray for all missionaries, may their lives remind all that the world cannot be renewed without the Spirit of Christ. Lord, hear us. R.
  3. We pray for all the faithful that we may strive always to come to the help of those in need, especially the poor and the sick. Lord, hear us. R.
  4. We pray for those who have left the Church and those who do not believe in Christ, especially among our families and friends, may our example of charity help them to come to the faith. Lord, hear us. R.
  5. Let us now present our own intentions in the silence of our hearts.

Priest: Father of heaven, you sent your Son as our Teacher, make us zealous for your commands and increase our love for you always. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.