Bidding Prayers

Bidding Prayers for Palm Sunday
St. Paul’s Parish, Paphos

Priest: Let us elevate our prayers to the Father as we celebrate his Son’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

Reader:

Response: Hear our prayer.

1. We pray for Pope Francis and all bishops in their task of leading today’s Church, may their lives reflect the meekness and humility or our King. Father of mercy, R.

2. At the end of this Lenten season, we pray for all the faithful, may our Lenten observances give fruit in this life and in the next. Father of mercy, R.

3. We pray for people of good will, may the Holy Spirit guide them towards the true religion as the witness of our Christian lives inspires them. Father of mercy, R.

4. We pray for our Diocese of Jerusalem, for Archbishop Pierbattista and Christians in the Holy Land as they proclaim the Gospel in the place where our Lord suffered and died for us. Father of mercy, R.

5. We pray for peace around the world, may the Holy Spirit move the leaders of nations to work honestly for the good of all. Father of mercy, R.

6. Let us now present our own intentions in the silence of our hearts.

Priest: Eternal Father, look with mercy upon our shortcomings during this Lenten season that ends, help our small efforts bear fruits of Christian charity and prepare us for the worthy celebration of the Resurrection of your Son. We ask this through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.