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A new prayer of intercession every week. Use these bidding prayers in your parish at Mass or in your own personal prayer.

26 May

We pray for children and young people around the world; that they may receive the loving care and support they need for their health and well-being, as well as good food, clean water, safe shelter and education. Lord, in your mercy...

19 May

We pray for the Church: that all Christians will be open to the Spirit and share God's hope and healing with the world. Lord, in your mercy...

12 May

We pray for all who are experiencing the terror of war and conflict, particularly those who are forced to flee their homes in fear. May God grant that they find open doors, minds and hearts wherever they seek shelter and peace. Lord, in your mercy...

5 May

We pray for all people who are struggling to get enough food to eat, especially in Sudan where famine is looming: that God may guide us all to share what we can and to work together to ensure no one goes hungry. Lord, in your mercy…

Find more intercessions for Sudan here

28 April

We pray for the people of Sudan, as they face conflict and hunger: that through God’s grace and our actions they may know peace and receive the practical support that they need. Lord, in your mercy…

21 April

We pray for the Church; may all Christians learn to listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd and respond to God's call in their life, following Jesus' way of love and justice. Lord, in your mercy...

14 April

We pray for world leaders that they might always put the needs of those who are poorest and most vulnerable first. May God grant them the wisdom to make good decisions and seek the wellbeing of all. Lord, in your mercy...

7 April

We pray for all who live surrounded by conflict, war and lasting injustice; may the barriers which keep us apart be broken and may all people become committed to work for peace. Lord, in your mercy…

31 March

We pray for the church throughout the world. May all Christians experience the joy of the risen Christ and be filled with faith, hope and love. Lord, in your mercy...

24 March

We pray for our community. May we reach out to those who are suffering or in need, following the example of Jesus, who emptied himself to serve others. Lord, in your mercy...

17 March

We pray for the Church. May the seed of the good news yield a harvest of generosity, love and prayer in all who follow Jesus. Lord, in your mercy...

10 March

We pray for God's blessing on mothers and all those who care for others. We pray especially for those who face suffering due to poverty, violence and injustice. Lord, in your mercy...

3 March

We pray for all parts of the world suffering from conflict and violence: may the ways of reconciliation, justice and peace prevail. Lord, in your mercy...

25 February

We pray for everyone who struggles to get enough food to eat. May God guide us all to share what we can and to work together so that everyone may look to the future with hope. Lord, in your mercy...

18 February

We pray for the Church; that, in this time of Lent, all Christians may grow in love for God and neighbour, generously sharing their gifts with others. Lord, in your mercy...

11 February

We pray for those who are sick; that God’s healing love may strengthen them and that they receive companionship, care and practical support. Lord, in your mercy...

4 February

We pray for the victims of human trafficking. May we work with urgency to end this modern slavery and ensure the dignity and rights of all people are recognised and respected. Lord, in your mercy...

28 January

We pray for all people who experience racial injustice or discrimination. May the human family be healed of prejudice, hatred and division, so that we may live in justice and peace. Lord, in your mercy...

21 January

We pray for the Church, and for the unity of all Christians; that God will strengthen our commitment to listen to his Word and strive together for his kingdom of love, justice and peace. Lord, in your mercy...

14 January

We pray for an end to violence, that God will turn hearts towards peace and guide all who are working for reconciliation and justice. Lord, in your mercy..

7 January

We pray for all who live surrounded by conflict, war and lasting injustice; that the barriers which keep us apart may be broken and we each become committed to work for peace. Lord, in your mercy…

31 December

We pray for the whole family of the Church, that all Christians may keep the Word made flesh at the centre of their lives and share God's love with all people. Lord in your mercy...

24 December

We pray for who are suffering because of conflict and violence, and especially at this time for the people of the Holy Land. May the ways of peace and justice prevail. Lord, in your mercy...

17 December

We pray for migrants and refugees; that they may find places of welcome and safety. Lord, in your mercy...

10 December

We pray for world leaders at the COP28 climate summit: that they may all work together, through the decisions taken, to protect the planet and all who live in it. Lord, in your mercy...

More COP28 intercessions to use this weekend.

3 December

We pray for all Christians; that as we await the Lord’s return in glory, we may grow ever more ready to meet him, living lives filled with love, hope and faith. Lord, in your mercy....  

26 November

We pray for our world;  that Christ, the Prince of Peace and King of Love, may turn hearts from violence and open new opportunities for encounter and understanding. Lord, in your mercy....  

19 November

We pray for our community, that we may be generous in offering our talents, time and treasure for God's glory and the good of our neighbours. Lord, in your mercy...

12 November

We pray for those who have died through war or violence, and for all who suffer as a result of conflict. May the ways of peace and justice prevail. Lord, in your mercy...

5 November

We pray for those who have died, that they may rest in the loving mercy of God, and those who mourn, that they may be comforted. Lord, in your mercy....

29 October

We pray for the Church. As the first phase of the Synod concludes, may it bear fruit in building up communities which model Christ's love, inclusion and justice. Lord, in your mercy...

22 October

We pray for world leaders: that they recognize the dignity of all people and seek peace, justice and the common good. Lord, in your mercy...

15 October

We pray for the people of Israel and Palestine, and all those parts of the world suffering from conflict and violence: may the ways of reconciliation, justice and peace prevail . Lord, in your mercy...

8 October

This Harvest, we pray for all those in need. Through God's grace may we be inspired to care for creation and work for a world where all people may flourish. Lord, in your mercy... 

1 October

We pray for the Church as the Synod general assembly begins. May those gathered, and all God's people, be open to the Word and Spirit and attentive to each other. Lord, in your mercy...

24 September

We pray for those working for climate justice throughout the world. May God inspire each of us to live gently on the earth and speak out for lasting change. Lord, in your mercy...

17 September

We pray for those affected by the earthquake in Morocco and the floods in Libya. May God give them strength and hope and may they receive the practical help they need. Lord, in your mercy... 

10 September

We pray for our local community: that through God’s grace we may be good neighbours to each other and to the whole of creation, restoring and caring for all that God has made. Lord, in your mercy…

3 September

We pray for students and staff returning to school for a new year of discovery and growth. We pray for children and young people across the world who do not have access to education. May God help us build a world where all may learn and flourish. Lord, in your mercy...

27 August

We pray for all those affected by violence, political unrest, storms, floods and fires. May God grant us wisdom to care for each other and our common home, so that all people may live in safety and flourish. Lord, in your mercy...

20 August

We pray for our brothers and sisters throughout the world, especially those who are poor, vulnerable or excluded. Through God's grace may we work together to build a world where all are welcomed, all are loved and all have their fair share of the gifts that God gives for all. Lord, in your mercy...

13 August

We pray for all people who are afraid due to poverty, conflict, homelessness or illness. May God grant them courage and hope and move us to offer our supportive presence, welcome and help to relieve their fears. Lord, in your mercy...

6 August

We pray for the Church; that God will give all Christians a spirit of listening, so that we may receive God’s word and have the courage to put it into practice. Lord, in your mercy...

30 July

We pray for our local community, that we might honour each other's dignity and diversity, recognising that we are all made in God's image; may God grant us the courage to challenge prejudice and seek justice for those who are excluded. Lord, in your mercy... 

23 July

We pray for all those who are going hungry at this time, and those whose crops and land are affected by a changing climate. May God grant us all compassion and a yearning for change, so that people and the earth may flourish together in harmony and peace. Lord, in your mercy... 

16 July

We pray for the Church; may all Christians have hearts open to receive the word of God, so the Gospel may grow within us and our lives may bear fruit in deeds of justice and peace. Lord, in your mercy...

9 July

We pray for world leaders: that they recognize the dignity of all people and always seek the common good. Lord, in your mercy...

2 July

We pray for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers: that they may be assured of our welcome and help and granted renewed hope for the future. Lord, in your mercy...

25 June

We pray for all those who grieving, oppressed, isolated or suffering. May they know the love of God and receive the support that they need. Lord, in your mercy...

18 June

We pray for all parts of the world suffering from conflict and violence, remembering especially the people of Ukraine and Sudan. May justice and peace prevail. Lord, in your mercy...

11 June

We pray for all those who are hungry, whether here locally, or in the poorest countries of the world. May God grant us the gift of compassion, that we might be moved to share our bread with the hungry and work for a world in which all people can flourish. Lord in your mercy....

4 June

We pray for our parish community: that our lives will always bear witness to the love at the heart of the Holy Trinity. Lord in your mercy....

28 May

We pray for all Christians; that they may always be open to the Spirit and so be a sign of God’s love for the world, working for justice for all people. Lord in your mercy....

21 May

We pray for those affected by Cyclone Mocha; that God may give them strength and hope and that they receive the practical help they need. May God grant us wisdom to care for our common home, the earth, so that all people may flourish. Lord, in your mercy...

14 May

We pray for the Church, that it may always stand alongside those who live in poverty; seeking justice, enhancing dignity, and giving voice to their concerns, so that all may flourish and live in peace. Lord, in your mercy... 

7 May

We pray for all the peoples of the world, that they may rejoice in the gift of love and that hatred and violence may come to an end. Lord, in your mercy....

30 April

We pray for the people of Sudan, and all those parts of the world suffering from conflict and violence. May the ways of peace and justice prevail. Lord, in your mercy....

23 April

We pray for migrants and refugees: that they may be treated with dignity and brought to a place of welcome and safety. Lord, in your mercy....

16 April

We pray for all Christians: may followers of Jesus everywhere rejoice in the resurrection and be renewed in hope and love. Lord, in your mercy....

9 April

We pray for the peace throughout the world: that the Risen Lord will turn hearts from violence and open new paths to peace, and justice. Lord, in your mercy...

2 April

We pray for the Church and for the world: that God may grant us the gifts of courage, compassion and wisdom as we face challenging circumstances together. Lord, in your mercy...

26 March

We pray for everyone who is sick, bereaved or dealing with loss; and for all who support them. May God grant each of them peace and comfort, courage and perseverance. Lord, in your mercy...

19 March

We pray for world leaders: that the Holy Spirit open their eyes to injustice and guide them to speak out for what is right and take action to build a better future. Lord, in your mercy…

12 March

We pray for all who thirst for water, justice or peace. May we work together so all people may flourish. Lord, in your mercy…

5 March

We pray for our parish community: that, in this time of Lent, we will listen to the voice of Jesus and grow in love of God and neighbour. Lord, in your mercy....

26 February

We pray for all those whose crops and land are affected by the climate crisis, that they may have strength and hope as they work to adapt to these urgent challenges. May God grant us wisdom to care for our common home, the earth, so that all people may flourish. Lord, in your mercy...

19 February

We pray for our parish community and for all Christians; that we may always seek to grow in love for God and one another, seeking justice and reconciliation and sharing what we have with generosity. Lord in your mercy...

12 February

We pray for those affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria. May God give them strength and hope and may they receive the practical help they need. Lord, in your mercy...                                                                           

5 February

We pray for the people of South Sudan: that, as they continue to work for peace and unity, they may build a brighter future for their nation, communities and families. May God move us to stand alongside all those who work for peace in our world. Lord, in your mercy…

29 January

We pray for our community; may we always hunger and thirst for what is right so that our words and actions point to Christ, who calls all people to justice, love and reconciliation. Lord, in your mercy....

22 January

We pray for the Church, that God will inspire all Christians to seek unity and together stand against injustice and prejudice. Lord, in your mercy...

15 January

We pray for an end to violence; that God will turn hearts towards peace and guide all who are working for justice and reconciliation. Lord, in your mercy...

8 January

We pray for all baptised Christians; that they may grow in faith and be inspired by the Spirit to work for justice and dignity for all people. Lord, in your mercy...

1 January

We pray for our community; that the Lord will give us the grace to treasure and ponder his word and respond generously to his call, following the example of Mary. Lord, in your mercy...

25 December

We pray for the Church, may Christians everywhere be filled with joy at the birth of Jesus and share the Good News with all. Lord, in your mercy...

18 December

We pray for all those who will find the preparations for Christmas difficult; those facing economic problems, the bereaved and the lonely: that they may know in their hearts the gentle presence of Jesus bringing hope and healing. Lord, in your mercy...

11 December

We pray for Christians everywhere, who wait for the Lord’s return in glory, that through this Advent season we may grow ever more ready to meet him. Lord, in your mercy...

4 December

We pray for peace on earth: that the leaders of the nations may act with integrity and justice, being always mindful of the common good. Lord, in your mercy...

27 November

We pray for our community that, in this season of Advent, our hearts may be opened to God’s love and we may prepare a place for the Lord in every aspect of our lives. Lord, in your mercy....  

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