BINDING SOUL AND SOURCE

Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

March 23, 2020

Pastor Jan

 

Breathe on me, Breath of God, until my heart is pure. May your Holy Breath remind us of your abiding guidance, we pray. You sent us Jesus, our Teacher and Guide, to model for us the way of love. Grant us grace to follow your Son’s example of honoring both your creation and our neighbors. All are sacred in your sight, O Love Incarnate, so quiet our harsh voices of criticism when others are doing the best they can. Quell our impulse to find fault and place blame when we are inconvenienced by detours of illness, stymied social interaction, and altered schedules. There are mercies yet to be unearthed in this precarious time; give us purity of heart to discover them.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

Breathe on me, Breath of God; fill me with life anew. We remember the hasty words that cannot be erased, the complaints uttered so often. Forgive these and other missteps, especially . . .

Also receive these offers of gratitude for your mercies which have come without asking . . .

Mend us, we pray, and redirect us toward your path of renewal.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.      

We also lift up to your arms these particular petitions on the hearts of our church family:

  • A beloved brother, an ill pastor awaiting results of test for COVID-19
  • A friend of decades who received disturbing news of a malignancy
  • All in our community who have lost their jobs
  • Thanksgiving for our youth who have hearts for caring service
  • That a nephew may enter rehabilitation for his drug addiction
  • Gratitude for all who are reaching out to others who are in need
  • A loving daughter – anxious about her father’s increasing confusion
  • Homeless & indigents in Knoxville & for those who minister to them

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

Breathe on me Breath of God, so I shall never die. We know that you have heard these cries of our hearts this day, and that your Holy Breath will strengthen us to stand straight and walk by faith. We depend upon you to shepherd us along that road to your eternal kingdom:

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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