Bidding Prayers for Sunday 12th June

God of love, we pray for all religious leaders. May they inspire people to love you and to give themselves in generous service to those in most need of support.

God of life, we pray for everyone who has died recently. May they be blessed with eternal life with you and may those who are grieving find the comfort and support they need at this time.

God of hope, we pray for people who search for hope. May they find a joy-filled way out of the problems which surround them and discover a future filled with promise, security and peace.

God of reconciliation, we pray for the men, women and children who are caught up in conflict situations in Ukraine, Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, China and Myanmar. May there be an end to injustice, bloodshed and the abuse of their human rights.

God of joy, we pray for families who are preparing for their summer holidays together. May there be an end to the financial and travel problems which threaten their peace of mind and happiness.

God of loveliness, we pray for children and young people who are facing big changes in their lives. May they have wise and loving mentors to guide them into a future in which some of their dreams may come true.

Lord God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, fill our hearts with your love so that we may love you forever and ever. Amen.