Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

April 25, 2020

Pastor Jan


Holy and Gracious One, you know us as people almost always in a hurry. In our rush, we forget to seek you. But in these moments, we ponder that ancient verse from the psalmist: “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell of your wonderful works.” These words still ring true today, as we offer thanksgiving for the ways you have worked in our lives . . .

We feel your abundant love for us, and recall your myriad of favors, too numerous to calculate.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

God of Mercy and Healing, who always hears the cries of those in need, receive these petitions of your people who are troubled and those who have lost their way. Tend to those whom we carry closest to our hearts . . .

Turn your face, we pray, in the direction of all suffering ones. And sharpen our eyes that we might see beyond the cloudy mist to behold your rainbow through the rain.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

And give your assurance to each member of our church family, particularly these who have asked to be remembered:

  • Gratitude: a family celebrates the birth of a new grandniece in Virginia
  • Gratitude for the life of a loving husband; family returns him to Virginia for burial
  • Thanksgiving: staff and residents remain virus-free in a nearby nursing facility
  • A member is thankful for medications that cured strep-throat
  • One couple celebrates their 38th wedding anniversary
  • Prayers for a nephew (age 35) in a coma, drug addiction; peace for his family
  • Continued protection for all healthy first responders, and healing of all afflicted
  • For healing mercies for a friend in great pain from cancer
  • Healing and restoration for business owners who are stressed financially and emotionally
  • Comfort for family of a nephew who died Friday, addiction related (age 29)
  • Healing for a co-worker who suffered a brain bleed on Wednesday
  • Pray for a hospital administrator and his staff as they plan the opening of their facility in early May; that all might remain safe
  • Cousin in Kentucky nursing facility; he and 50 others are infected COVID-19; four have died
  • Wisdom for state and local governments as they decide to reopen businesses

Visit your people and pour out your strength and courage, that we might become a source of strength and courage to our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

Accept all our prayers this day, O Divine Flame; and when all other candles dim, grant that we may not forget your Son of Light, who taught us to pray:

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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