13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Bidding prayers

Introduction (by the Presider): We turn to God on whom we can rely.

  1. That those who lead in the Church may have the gift of courage (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us.
  2. That Christian men and women may be spared from half-heartedness (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us.
  3. That those on holidays may be refreshed (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us.
  4. That all who travel may journey safely (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us.
  5. That people who worry may have good friends to help them (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us.
  6. That God may help each of us in our own needs (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us.


The presider prays for the dead, those who died during the week and those whose anniversaries occur (and the person/people for whom Mass is offered) ‘that they may rejoice in the Lord’s house forever’ (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us.

Conclusion (by the Presider): O God, our refuge and our strength, hear the prayer we make this day, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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