Bidding Prayers 22nd November

Heavenly Father, today we mark the Feast of Christ the King and we ask you to become the Lord of our lives and transform the very pattern of how we live. Hear our prayers.

We pray as there is no better way to pray than to place oneself in an attitude of openness. Let us remember to find a humble love offered in each situation and to become instruments of God’s grace.

We pray for the scientists that have worked tirelessly to formulate Coronavirus vaccines. We give thanks for their knowledge and expertise and for all the people that have put themselves forward for trials to ensure our ongoing safety.

We pray for ministers that are working hard to develop an outline of what set of restrictions the UK may face in December after lockdown. Let us remain hopeful that decisions made will be for the good of all people.

We pray for those that are lonely. Let us show love and compassion to people in our community that are isolated and suffering with agonising loneliness. As Christians, let us remember we are called by Jesus to care for one another.

We pray for those living in poverty. Let us share what we can, be that food, clothes or our time, with the people that need it most this winter.

We pray for our young people. During these difficult days let us remember to always encourage, support and inspire the younger generation especially those that are currently struggling to find employment, battling mental health issues and worried about their future.

Loving Lord, as we keep you close in our hearts, guide us through these difficult days. Be beside us in all we do as we place all our trust, hope and love in you. Amen.