Bidding Prayers 18 Dec 2022 (Fourth Sunday of Advent)


Introduction (by the Presider) Let us bring our prayers to the Lord, the King of Glory.

  1. That the world may not forget those dying of hunger in Africa (pause for a moment). Lord, hear us
  2. That Christmas may bring peace where there is hatred and war (pause for a moment). Lord, hear us.
  3. That bishops and priests may have the gift of courage (pause for a moment). Lord hear us.
  4. That all of us may make our hearts ready for Christmas (pause for a moment). Lord hear us
  5. That bereaved and lonely people may be supported (pause for a moment). Lord hear us.
  6. That people in hospitals and nursing homes may be cherished (pause for a moment). Lord hear us.

The presider prays for the dead: For those who have gone before us in faith (especially N and N), that they may share in Christ’s resurrection from the dead (pause for a moment). Lord, hear us.

Conclusion (by the Presider) O God, yours is the earth and its fullness, bless your people by hearing the prayers we make, through Christ our Lord. Amen.


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