BINDING SOUL AND SOURCE

Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

June 17, 2020

Pastor Jan

 

The apostle calls us to put away the old self – the person we used to be before we met Christ. He urges us to set aside those traits so prevalent in our former lives – the anger, malice, greed, and selfish desires. We must have buried them in shallow ground, for they still make appearances when we least expect it. Today, as we renew our vows to you, Good Lord, we pray you would hide our sins in the depths of the earth, that they might dissolve into dust, never to be seen again.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We have also been reminded that we were chosen long before we decided to walk with you, O Holy One. Therefore, let us stand upright before your mirror of renewal and clothe ourselves with the garments laid out for true believers. Let us put on the robe of compassion, the scarf of humility, the headdress of patience. Let us carry the staff of mercy and peace along the byways, telling all whom we meet that we are chosen and they are chosen too.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Merciful Spirit, as ones renewed by your own benevolent hand, we offer our gratitude for the personal ways in which you have been at work in our lives . . .

For all that you have freely offered, we thank you. And also receive, we pray, both these praises and hurts spoken by your people at Church Street:

  • One offers gratitude for those praying on her behalf
  • A family is thankful for an upcoming vacation away
  • Thankful for prayers – signs of healing are appearing within a family
  • Thank you for praying: a sister’s surgery went well yesterday in San Antonio
  • Grateful that a dear friend’s malignancy seems to be improving
  • Peace, clarity, patience, understanding, and healing for all feeling overwhelmed and anxious in this extraordinary time
  • Easing of a member’s side effects from cancer treatments
  • Guidance and calming of anxieties for a couple planning a fall wedding
  • An overloaded caregiver who seeks peace and rest
  • Calming a member’s anxiety as she completes her assignment in a Pennsylvania lab
  • Continued healing and patience for an ill member recovering at home
  • Healing mercies for our members who are grieving loved ones
  • Mother facing medical tests, for courage

We thank you, Fount of Mercy, for receiving these pleas from our friends in Christ.

Remind us that we are bound together by our love for you, and your love for us.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

You have removed our tired and tattered garments of unholiness and clothed us with new robes that will never fade or become out of style. We are confident they will serve us well, as they were fashioned by the Very One who taught us to pray:

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen. 

 

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