Bidding Prayers for Sunday 8th May

Heavenly Father, we know you know each one of us, and that you will always be there for us. We are your sheep, and you are our shepherd. Hear our prayers we bring before you.

We pray for peace to flourish, all people to lay down the weapons of war, and especially the most powerful and destructive of weapons: nuclear arms that can cripple and destroy whole cities, whole countries.”

We pray for the people of Ukraine as heavy fighting at the Mariupol steel plant leaves dozens of children waiting for evacuation. May they reach safe haven.

We pray for those that have suffered with severe cases of COVID and are struggling with ongoing health issues and cognitive impairment. May their road to recovery be filled with hope and support.

We pray for families. May they always appreciate each other, and their relationships be one of unity, respect, and love.

We pray for those that are struggling with their mental health. May they seek the professional help they need and rely on the support, care, and attention of loved ones.

We cannot be lost to God’s love. Let us pray and remind ourselves of Jesus’ presence in our lives.

Lord Jesus, we give praise that you are always with us. Help us to feel you nearby. Amen.