BINDING SOUL AND SOURCE

Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

March 25, 2020

Pastor Jan

 

O One Who Tends our Souls, we confess that we often set our minds, not on divine things, but on human things. When we are frightened, we sometimes doubt your loving provision, and we grab far more than we need. We forget the tender plan that you have for us, and we shrink from living as your disciples. But then, you are aware of our present angst, so we are confident that you will forgive us our selfishness and will wash us clean. And in these days of unease, teach us how to set aside our own concerns and focus instead on the riveting troubles that may be entrapping our neighbors.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

We lift up this day these particular concerns of our friends in our church family who ask for our prayers:

  • Healing for a young mother beginning cancer treatments, for her family who stand by in love and support
  • Safety for all hospital staffs & healthcare workers serving the sick
  • Gratitude: an ill brother’s fever decreased yesterday, for full healing
  • Blessings upon a dear mother in assisted living, visitors not allowed
  • Easing of present burdens, that we might find a cure for COVID-19
  • Gratitude for availability of virtual church, making worship possible
  • Healing & peace for a daughter who battles trauma & insecurity
  • All military & supporting personnel assisting in the virus control effort

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

Meet each of these petitions, we pray, and also those worries we each carry, at that mysterious point where your grace somehow blossoms into blessing.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

O Faithful One, we know you have forgotten our past and promise that tomorrow is a new day. Therefore, we now place our hands in yours and offer the prayer your Son taught us so long ago:

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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