Prayers for the Church Street Family

February 2, 2021

Rev. Dr. Jan Buxton Wade

Gift-Giving God, you are pouring your quiet darkness over another full and often-disordered day, telling us it is time to slow our pace and put away the tools of our trade. Empty our hands and hearts that we might accept this unopened gift of melon-colored twilight, knowing it is offered with love. Inside there are promised treasures of comfort, rest, and reflection. May we honor both the gift and the divine hand that provides it.

As we meditate upon this day of radiant sunshine, we are humbled by all the favors you have brought to pass and the goodness shown to us by others. Especially we recall . . . . . . . . . . We praise you for your overarching benevolence; and even now your snowy ridges are smoothing out those harsh thoughts and hasty actions we deeply regret, especially . . . . . . . . . . .  Draw us close, Lord, and dust away those ugly vices that cling to our boots. And as we pass through the new day to come, may others think of Jesus as we walk by.

Gracious Guardian, it is difficult for us to recognize the depth of need that many still face during this pandemic, especially now that the temperatures have dropped. Guard, we pray, those without shelter or adequate food on the table, the ones facing eviction, the unemployed, the ill, confused and dying. Dry the tears that fall all too frequently these days, and in your mercy, continue to lighten the loads of all your cherished ones, including your friends at Church Street:

  • Member family celebrates birth of new baby boy
  • Prayers appreciated: Grandmother died peacefully
  • A friend is vastly improved from knee surgery
  • Grateful that toddler is tolerating chemo
  • Thanks for prayers: Sister’s surgery was successful
  • Single mother thankful for an unexpected gift
  • Gratitude: One tolerating radiation treatments well
  • Healing for one whose cancer has spread
  • For insurance to cover chemotherapy
  • Courage for alcoholic son to enter rehab
  • Recovery for young couple with Covid
  • Proper diagnosis of painful leg condition
  • Strength and courage for two caregivers
  • All who need virus vaccines
  • Blessings for all assisting with vaccinations
  • Pain relief for cancer victim
  • Healing: Husband recovering from heart surgery
  • Two recovering from serious heart issues
  • Continued prayers: one enduring chemo

Eternal Companion, you have poured out your divine hope upon us and we place our souls, and the souls of all whom we love, into your hands this cold night. We close our eyes in peace, feeling your warming presence beside us; and with the dawn, we will find you there still, ready to support us in whatever lies ahead. Pull together all our prayers, for we offer them in the name of Hope, Jesus our Savior, who prayed in this way:

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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