BIDDING PRAYERS – FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

BIDDING PRAYERS – FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

God said to the Prophet Jeremiah, ‘Stand up and tell them all I command you’: we pray for Pope Francis, for Bishop Declan together with the whole People of God that we will not be afraid to be His Prophets of the Gospel to the World

LORD WE PRAY…

TEACH US HOW TO LOVE…

‘When they heard the words of Jesus everyone was enraged’ – because he spoke of a God whose love was for all peoples: we pray for an end to racism and discrimination, injustice and corruption everywhere, and a change of attitude to refugees and those seeking safe asylum in our country

LORD WE PRAY…

‘When I was a child, I used to think and act like a child, but now I put those childish ways behind me!’ We pray God’s blessing and wisdom for all teachers and lecturers in our schools and colleges, for our catechists, for pupils and students that each will help the other into personal growth and the development of a more just and peaceful world; we pray especially for our children and families preparing for First Eucharist and First Reconciliation

LORD WE PRAY…

‘If I have faith in all fulness, but without love I am nothing at all’: that we will all allow Love to be the core of our lives, shaping who we are and what we do, and so be Prophets of Love to our society, to our neighbours and families: may we work to combat the trade in human misery that is trafficking and modern slavery

LORD WE PRAY…

‘Before you came to be, I consecrated you, loved you’ says God to Jeremiah: we pray healing for all who do not know their unique value, who do not believe in themselves, who cannot love because they cannot love themselves

LORD WE PRAY…

Jesus’ Love heals: we pray for all the housebound and sick of our parish

we pray too for all who have died recently and for all whose anniversaries are at this time.

LORD WE PRAY…

Mary, Mother who loves with her whole being, lead us along the pathways of love

HAIL MARY…

We pray in a moment of silence that Love will be our Centre…

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