BINDING SOUL AND SOURCE

Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

May 19, 2020

Pastor Jan

 

O Lord, you are in the midst of us and we are called by your name. We lean in closely to catch a glimpse of you in our midst. Do you come as the one with the rolling cart that holds all his soiled belongings in one heap? Do you appear as the one with the vacant stare peering from the nursing home window? Are you the hungry one in the grocery line clutching a few cans of beans and a SNAP food card? You wear many faces, O Holy One, so sharpen our vision, we pray, lest we fail to offer you help and homage along the way.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

O Living Voice, since our earliest days, we have been taught that we are called by your name that that you even wooed us in our infancy. As you created us to mature in body, your desire is that we also grow in wisdom and set aside our childish notions. Forgive us, we pray, when we hang onto foolish dreams of yesterday. We carry around old suitcases filled with grudges, youthful errors, blatant blunders, terrible mistakes, and thoughts of what-might-have-been. If we are truly called by your name of Love, help us grow in our forgiveness of others and indeed ourselves. For you call us forward, and those whom you call, you will strengthen and sustain.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

O One Close By, you hear each utterance of gratitude that comes from our hearts and you also are aware of everything that causes us pain and anxiety. Thank you, Good Lord, for knowing us through and through, and for embracing us when we need to feel your closeness. In your own way, touch each in our church family, and especially these who offer their prayers this day:

  • Thankful for prayers: young boy of 8 with leukemia now allowed to leave St. Jude and return to his family for chemo treatments
  • Someone is thankful that she will have a temporary job to help with finances
  • Grateful for prayers: medical tests reflected no cause for concern
  • One offers praises that she is able to recapture part of her normal income
  • Family grateful for a week of respite following a nephew’s funeral
  • Pray for a member bearing ongoing pain following treatments, for healing
  • Increased strength & patience for a father recovering from serious surgeries
  • Prayers for a member who continues her move to a new home today
  • Continued prayers for those who are grieving loss of loved ones
  • Couple tragically injured in a criminal assault – both critical at Vanderbilt Hospital
  • Easing of pain for someone recovering from an accident
  • A member who steadfastly continues his lengthy cancer treatments
  • Elderly member hospitalized, that he will be released soon to return home

For the tender care with which you treat our innermost selves, we remain grateful.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

Guide us, O God, by your Holy Spirit, that all our prayers and all our lives may reflect our belief in and our will to serve only you, through Christ our Lord, 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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