Bidding Prayers Sunday 2nd August

Lord our God, your Son Jesus gave hungry people more food than they could have imagined through the simplicity of a few fish and some bread. We are hungry for your presence in our lives. Knowing your unlimited love for each one of us, we bring before you ourselves, our hearts and all those for whom we care.

“The presence of the Risen Lord in His Word and through the celebration of the Eucharist will give us the strength we need to resolve the difficulties and challenges that we will face after the coronavirus crisis.” We pray that he and all Church leaders will continue to inspire hope and courage.

Let us pray for ourselves, that we might find God in the busy-ness and in the quiet moments of our daily lives and responsibilities.

Let us pray that families, during what should be their summer holidays, might stay safe and will grow in togetherness and peace.

Let us pray that all those who are facing business and job insecurity at this time will find hope and security as they look towards the future.

Let us pray that governments across the world will make wise and just decisions as we face a possible second wave of the coronavirus.

Let us pray for all people, wherever they might be, who cope with daily food shortages, that they will find enough food to live healthy and happy lives.

Let us pray for a moment for our own personal petitions.

Loving Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be with us. Stay with us. Feed our hungry souls with your love.