3rd Sunday Ordinary Time – Bidding Prayers

Introduction (by the Presider): My dear friends in Christ, let us present our prayers with confidence to the Lord:

  1. For all who listen to God’s word, that they may put it into practice (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us.
  2. For those who read at Mass, that they may do it with love and reverence (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us.
  3. For all who gather to worship God today, that all Christians may soon be one (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us.
  4. For the sick and suffering, especially those we pray for, that God may heal them (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us.
  5. For all who find these winter months difficult, that their friends may support them (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us
  6. For people who are lonely or sad, that God’s presence may cheer them up (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us.


The Presider prays for the dead: ‘that they may be part of the glorious Communion of the Saints’ (pause for quiet prayer): Lord, hear us.


Conclusion (by the Presider): Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life — we rely on your help all our days: let your grace continue to sustain us, we pray, through Christ our Lord. Amen.


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