BINDING SOUL AND SOURCE

Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

May 13, 2020

Pastor Jan

 

O Endless Good, we remain grateful for your enduring love that neither fades nor falters. For if ever we needed your constancy, we need it in this interval of troubles. We recall Jesus’ words to those fragile souls long ago: “Let not your hearts be troubled…” Quell the apprehension that abides within us most of our waking hours, we pray, for we are unable to overcome it alone.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

Love Beyond Measurement, we hear the statistics afresh each day and we are astonished by the escalating loss of health, lives, jobs, industries, institutions so vital to us. We have lost count of grieving families. We long to be out and about, but we fear that as well, for many travel about freely and unprotected, as if the pernicious virus has disappeared altogether. We long to gather in worship in the flesh, but we wonder if we might ever be able to safely assemble and embrace our friends?

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

O Voice of Equanimity, we believe you are ever the voice of calm in the storm and we believe your work for the good will ultimately prevail. We believe, O Lord; but help our unbelief.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

O Wind that Gives Us Life, send your fresh breath of ease to all hurting ones, and particularly upon these brothers and sisters of Church Street who name their concerns this day:

  • Thank you for praying: after many months, an adult son now has employment
  • Gratitude: a member’s hip surgery went smoothly yesterday
  • Thankful for the recent marriage of a son (though family could not attend)
  • Celebrating a $6,000 grant for our preschool program
  • Please pray that a house closing goes through today
  • Offer prayers that an important job interview goes well today
  • Please continue to pray for a member seeking relief from angina
  • Prayers for a grieving family
  • A cousin suffering from pancreatic cancer
  • Easing of anxiety and pain for two pregnant women
  • Loved ones who are lonely, isolated at home or nursing facilities
  • Pray for a young daughter awaiting test results for Covid-19
  • Wisdom for opening of public spaces – adherence to protective guidelines
  • Patience for one awaiting test results, that no problems arise

We are aware that the cares of this human life won’t disappear from this world altogether, but your strength can blend with our strength to lead us to a new road, a new era not yet visible.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

We bring our gratitude today for your acceptance, for your forgiveness, and for your eternal promise to never leave us comfortless. For these reasons we are bold to pray in the name of your Son and our Savior:

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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