Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

April 15, 2020

Pastor Jan


O Beloved Portrait of Grace, we marvel still that you chose to send your cherished Son as a suffering servant to redeem the world. In Eastertide, we remember that you love us more deeply than we can ever imagine. We know that the nail prints remain; but we also know that beside those marks our names have been written upon the palms of his hands. For this act of grace, too wondrous to fathom, we offer our most humble thanks.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

Dear and Glorious Physician, you are the Savior of our souls; yet we often forget that you are also the Savior of our minds and bodies. We have loved ones whom we lift up to you for physical and emotional healing. Hear us as we whisper their names in these moments . . .

We ask for your comfort and for your healing work within them. Also, may your hand of mercy work within these situations on the hearts of members of our church family:

  • Gratitude: My retirement home has no cases of COVID-19
  • Gratitude: Friends are working to help the family whose roof was destroyed in recent storms
  • Thanksgiving: Medical analysts who are uncovering more answers to combating COVID-19
  • Prayers for a business to survive during this harsh economic period; and for stress to subside for owner and family involved
  • An unemployed family member is grateful that a government check has arrived to help pay his rent
  • Peace and easing of symptoms for a cherished sister very ill with advanced cancer and her daughter who cares for her
  • A therapist asks for prayers for her clients who bear increased mental stress and relapse due to COVID-19 isolation and monetary difficulties
  • A couple whose beloved family cat succumbed to pancreatitis on Easter
  • Three member families mourning the deaths of loved ones
  • Healing of a family’s grief – faithful canine pet of 14 years died of cancer last week

Through your grace you created us, in your mercy you saved us, and in your love you are holding us close until our present pain and isolation are past.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer. 

O Steadfast Hope, surely your face brightens when we call your name. And today we indeed call upon you. So bind us, we pray, with all those around the globe who also turn to you to offer the words your Blessed Son taught us:

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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