6th SUNDAY YC – BIDDINGS PRAYERS

The crowds came to hear the word and to be healed: we pray that everywhere the Church will be a healing community of Word and Welcome, and with courage be Prophets of God’s New World of the Beatitudes 

               [reader]              LORD WE PRAY…

               [response]     SET YOUR PEOPLE FREE…

Jesus voices the cries of the poor and challenges the rich: may the day soon dawn when the plight and hopes of the poor will become the agenda of the powerful and rich, and so create together a more just and peaceful world

                              LORD WE PRAY…

Jeremiah tells us to trust God and be like a tree close beside the waters: may all our diocesan family embrace every opportunity in this Year of Prayer to deepen our loving awareness of God and so drink deeply of the renewing Holy Spirit

                              LORD WE PRAY…

Paul teaches us to live in the hope of the Resurrection: may the vision of life transformed in the Kingdom empower our mission upon the earth to eradicate poverty and improve the quality of life, equality and justice for all peoples

                              LORD WE PRAY…

Jesus blesses and values the little and vulnerable ones: we pray for our diocesan Clifton Children’s Society, as they seek to help our most vulnerable children to new beginnings and loving homes and families

                              LORD WE PRAY…

Jesus heals the crowds who bring their brokenness to him – teach us how to create healing communities of generous compassion and wholeness: 

that the dead be called into life:  especially all who have perished on teh refugee journey to freedom and sanctuary;

and those whose anniversaries occur at this time:  

                              LORD WE PRAY…

Mary,  Mother of the Poor and Prophet of Justice, pray with us for a more equal world… 

HAIL MARY… 

In silence let us bring the suffering people of the Yemen and our own other needs before the God of the Poor …

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