Second Sunday of Lent – Bidding prayers

Introduction (by the Presider): Let us bring our prayers to God, who is forever our light and our help.


  1. That all the members of the Church may keep going, on their journey through Lent (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us.
  2. That everyone preparing to celebrate baptism at Easter may grow in faith  (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us
  3. That our Holy Father Pope Benedict may have a healthy and happy retirement (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us.
  4. That the Cardinals may be inspired as they get ready to elect a new pope (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us.
  5. That  people who don’t know God may see Him in our lives (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us
  6. That anyone who is sick or lonely may be comforted by God (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us


The Presider prays for the dead: ‘that they may share the glory of Jesus’ (pause for quiet prayer): Lord, hear us.


Conclusion (by the Presider): O God, in you we hope — you are our constant help. Hear the prayers we make, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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