Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

April 14, 2020

Pastor Jan


Life has a way of wounding us, sometimes within an inch of our lives. We need only sift through our life’s memories to count the mistakes we have made, the hurts we have suffered, the pain we have inflicted upon others. But in this Easter season, we celebrate the extraordinary power of God that redeems what has been shattered, mends what has been torn apart, and brings new life to what has become lifeless. We rejoice, O Living One, that Jesus’ glorious resurrection previews what awaits each one rooted to him.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

God, our Most Holy and Remarkable Friend, we are here again before you, admitting that we have often missed the mark; but in other ways, you know we are doing the best we can during these complicated times.  And because the living Christ has gone on ahead and waits for us, we know he welcomes all our prayers that come from our hearts:  

  • Thank you for praying – a brother’s cardiac procedure turned out well; continued prayers for health & healing requested 
  • Family members celebrate the news of a pregnancy
  • Caregiver in assisted living – grateful she and all residents remain healthy
  • A family grieving their father who died on Saturday
  • Healthcare workers, public servants & all who take risks on our behalf
  • Wisdom for researchers seeking a cure for COVID-19
  • Prayers for a business to survive during this harsh economic period; and for stress to subside for owner and family involved
  • Neighbor and friend with a malignant brain tumor, for peace & healing
  • Healing of a family’s grief – faithful canine pet died of cancer last week
  • A sister with advanced cancer and her family who care for her at home
  • Educators and students dealing with challenges of online coursework
  • A family asks for healing mercy; they had to put their dog down on Sat.

O One Who Waits, we know you hear us, but in your own way, give us a sign that we shall make it through. 

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer. 

O Lord of All That Is, continue to bind us together into one resilient body, that we might join as one mighty voice to sing your song of hope and to pray together the words taught us by 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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