Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

Holy Saturday, April 11, 2020

Pastor Jan


O Lord, today is a day of holy silence, as Jesus rests lifeless in the tomb, and as the sentries keep vigil. Help us also to keep vigil as the world mourns the heinous crucifixion of your Beloved Son. And when the silence completely envelops us, may we become aware of our own brokenness and weakness. All the while, may we grow in our belief that death never has the last word.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

O Eternal Hope, today we remember Mary, who mourned but did not despair. She may have sensed something stirring deep within the silent earth. And given our present circumstances this Holy Saturday, she reminds us that it is never too late for a new beginning. So when our work is deemed “nonessential,” when our purses are almost empty, when a virus stalks our neighborhoods, when our loved ones are shuttered away, when we long for a human embrace, when the expected becomes the unknown, we turn our eyes toward the One who loves us and is already preparing a new road for us.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer. 

O Great Restorer, we reflect upon our recent misdeeds . . .

and again seek restoration.

We also remember the graces you have showered upon us . . .

Thank you, Good Lord. Now receive also, we pray, these earnest petitions from our church family:

  • Gratitude for prayers: a member’s MRI & CT scan showed no abnormalities; but please pray for an answer to his symptoms
  • Gratitude for an out-of-state son who has come home to help his mother recovering from surgery
  • Thank you for praying – three Nashville family members have all recovered from COVID-19
  • Grateful parents were not exposed to COVID-19, as earlier presumed
  • Thanksgiving for musicians and choir who bring us hope via recordings
  • Solace for all in our church who mourn loved ones during Holy Week
  • Healing for a sister facing upcoming treatment for lung cancer
  • Prayers for a member suffering from strep throat
  • Pray for an adult son who is in desperate need of work
  • Healing mercies for our church members in cancer treatment

Embrace all who watch and wait for your promised deliverance.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer. 

Almighty One, whose only Son rose from the silent grave to glory, grant that all of us, who were buried with him in baptism, might also be raised to eternal life.

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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