BIDDING PRAYERS for Sunday Mass on 29 January

Introduction (by the Presider)  We bring our prayers to God, who raises up those who are bowed down:

  1. That Pope Francis may be safe as he travels in Africa (pause for five seconds). Lord, hear us
  2. That peacemakers may help to end hatred (pause for five seconds). Lord, hear us.
  3. That Christians who are persecuted may have courage (pause for five seconds). Lord hear us.
  4. That those who are sick may get better (pause for five seconds). Lord hear us
  5. That all who follow Christ may light up the world (pause for five seconds). Lord hear us.
  6. That people who mourn may be comforted (pause for five seconds). Lord hear us.

The Presider prays for the dead: For those who have died (especially N.& N. who died recently and N. & N. whose anniversaries occur), that they may praise God for ever in heaven (pause for quiet prayer)  Lord, hear us.

Conclusion (by the Presider) Lord our God, you keep faith with people in any kind of need: hear the prayer we make to you, through Christ our Lord. Amen.