BIDDING PRAYERS for Sunday Mass
Introduction (by the Presider) Let us bring our prayers to God, who has shown his salvation to the nations in the nativity of our Saviour.
- That those who mark the birth of Christ today may have new hope (pause for a moment). Lord, hear us
- That the people of Ukraine may have the gift of peace (pause for a moment). Lord, hear us.
- That migrants may find love and mercy in Europe (pause for a moment). Lord hear us.
- That hungry and homeless people may be looked after (pause for a moment). Lord hear us
- That people bereaved in 2022 may be comforted (pause for a moment). Lord hear us.
- That those who are lonely today may experience friendship and love (pause for a moment). Lord hear us.
The presider prays for the dead: For our friends who have fallen asleep in Christ (especially N and N), and for everyone in our parish who died since last Christmas, whom we remember now: (pause for quiet prayer) that the peace and joy of heaven may be theirs. Lord, hear us.
Conclusion (by the Presider) O God, your love for your people is sure: hear our prayers and grant us your grace, through Christ our Lord. Amen.