The Body and Blood of Christ – Bidding Prayers

Introduction (by the Presider): Let us ask our great and powerful God to help us in all our needs.

  1. That we may all believe that Jesus is present with us at Mass (pause for quiet prayer): Lord, hear us
  2. That priests and ministers may treat the Body of Christ with care (pause for quiet prayer): Lord, hear us
  3. That we may show love to everyone who shares Holy Communion with us (pause for quiet prayer): Lord, hear us
  4. That those who provide us with food and drink may be blessed (pause for quiet prayer): Lord, hear us
  5. That all who are preparing for state exams may have God’s help (pause for quiet prayer): Lord, hear us
  6. That people who are sick or depressed may be healed (pause for quiet prayer): Lord, hear us


The presider prays for the dead, those who died during the week and those whose anniversaries occur, ‘that all who have eaten the Bread of Life may gain a place at the eternal banquet ’ (pause for quiet prayer). Lord, hear us.

Conclusion (by the Presider): Great and powerful God, you care for your people with loving kindness: hear the prayers we make in faith, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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