Prayers for the Church Street Family

March 8, 2021

Rev. Dr. Jan Buxton Wade

We lift our evening song to you, Creator of the Day and the Night. The voice of spring is thick in the air and you are busy planting seeds of hope and joy. You are providing all the elements that could bring reality all that you envision for us.  Give us the prudence to treasure these lengthening days you are bringing, to use them to ponder our relationship with you, to travel that extra mile to meet you afresh as Easter approaches. On that blessed day may we be found worthy to dance in the light of your grace.

It remains a holy mystery that your Son chose to share our lives, opting to reside among us in the everydayness of our existence, to suffer rejection and brokenness that we might become whole. Such outpouring we may never fully understand, yet we remember Jesus’ humility and service, and long to be counted among those who carry his legacy of selfless love. So much of the time we fail in our commitment, but we hold onto the certainty that you have planted seeds of compassion deep within us; and you use even our the tiniest of sprouts to help heal our hurting world.

Aware of your mercy and in awe of your grace, we kneel in gratitude for all the ways you continue to bless us, Gracious One, especially in these particular ways . . . . . . . . . . and also offer these prayers from the hearts of your people of Church Street:

  • Thankful for prayers: Chemo treatments going well
  • Thanksgiving: Colleague’s whipple surgery was successful
  • Grateful for prayers: Sister-in-law’s cancer prognosis is promising
  • Gratitude: Young mother home from the hospital
  • Prayers appreciated: Delicate cancer surgery was successful
  • Six offer thanks for church’s help in securing vaccine
  • Comfort for family who lost a loved one to COVID last week
  • Continued prayers for two recovering from risky surgery
  • Beloved mother with declining mental capacity
  • Easing anxiety of new mother-to-be
  • Stamina for husband continuing cancer treatments
  • Courage for 5 year old with head injury and family as they care for him
  • Prayers for two friends awaiting biopsy reports
  • Healing for 6-year-old niece having seizures
  • Comfort and healing for husband with breathing problems
  • Sister struggling with memory problems
  • Two mourning the end of important relationships
  • Member awaiting PET scan and news of treatment
  • Cherished mother in hospice care

Make a place for us, and all whom we love, this night in your haven of rest, where you cradle all who are worn and weary. We leave our cares in your hands, Tender Keeper, assured that your touch will bring wholeness in time to come.

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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