Bidding Prayers – 13th June

Loving Father, have pity on us sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of You, through Mary, your tender Mother and ours. Hear our prayers.

We pray for recovery from the pandemic crisis which requires courage to “dream together”, encouraging us all to be faithful “signs of hope” in new and creative ways.

We pray that the G7 and other wealthy nations will do the right thing and start donating jabs now, throughout the summer and for the rest of the year, to help parts of Africa and Asia that are overwhelmed by the Coronavirus.

We pray for those currently struggling with mental health issues. May they receive the care and support they need and feel hopeful for better days ahead.

Let us pray for those that are living in fear in the UK. Let us seek to protect and shield those that are neglected, abused, and frightened. May the Holy Spirit comfort them through their darkness, offering them a haven of hope.

Let us pray for students embarking on end of year studies and assessments. May they realise their unique abilities and set forth on their future learning path with courage, independence, and self-worth.

As we enjoy the wonderful summer season, let us pray for our common home and see the glory in the beautiful everyday…

Lord, the giver of life, we give thanks for your abundant love and compassion. Help us always to see You in all we do, all we are and all we are yet to be. Amen