Bidding Prayers

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Sunday 18th February 2018

Celebrant

The Spirit guides Jesus to the desert to prepare for his public ministry. As we begin Lent, let us bring all our needs and the needs of our world to the Lord in prayer.

Intercessions

• We pray for the Church and her leaders, may all who minister to others always work towards building up the body of Christ; may we never be tempted to build our own kingdoms.

• As Myanmar struggles to rebuild and find peace, let us pray that the Lord may bring healing and hope to all her people.

• We continue to remember all the people of the Middle East who are affected by political upheaval and violence; we pray that there may be rapid progress towards peace and justice for all.

• We pray for all the victims of the Florida school shooting and their families. May all those who died rest in peace and may their loved ones experience your love and comfort.

• We pray for all those adults who are preparing to enter our community this Easter and for all who will be baptised; may they be given the strength and grace to see beyond our human frailties and feel a really warm welcome and sense of belonging.

• We pray for those who are sick or housebound; may they never feel abandoned or alone; through our efforts may they be supported in their time of trial.

• We pray for all who have died recently; that the Lord may welcome them into his kingdom of happiness, light and peace.

Celebrant

Lord, in this Lenten time, we ask you to hear and answer our prayers and fill us with the power of your love.

 

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