Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

April 26, 2020

Pastor Jan


Creator of This New Day, made Holy through your Son’s resurrection, touch us with your mystery and your surprising hope. We enter this Sabbath, ready to see your power working through us in some bold new way. May we be watchful in the time ahead, lest we miss the hour of your arrival.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

Forgive us, Good Lord, when our conversations turn into a litany of complaints, when our thoughts and our discussions reflect the colors of gloom and gray. Remind us that the world has a sufficient supply of moaning and criticism, and our grumbling only clutters the air. Bring your brightness to the dark corners of our souls, we pray, and help us to speak and live as people who trust in their Redeemer.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

Still, it is true that you long to hear from your children. As the epistle writer taught: “Cast all your cares upon him, for he cares for you.” Therefore, we need not hesitate to bring our concerns into your presence, for you are aware that we long for stability, the absence of fear, the embrace of loved ones, freedom of movement within our community, gathering with our church friends, the regular paycheck. All these we bring to you, as well as the deepest needs voiced by our church family.

  • Thank you for prayers – man with brain bleed is now out of ICU
  • Homebound mother is grateful for all who send her cards and make her smile
  • Widow is thankful for her neighbor who brings her mail and her groceries
  • Gratitude: a friend only has one more week of total isolation
  • Family grieving death of a young adult son and family grieving death of a husband
  • Healing for an aging mother who had emergency surgery yesterday and for her daughter who worries
  • Blessing of all who are near death, peace for their loved ones who stand by
  • Prayers for a nephew (age 35) is in a coma, drug addiction; peace for his family
  • Continued protection for all healthcare workers and first responders
  • Prayers to sustain parents and family mourning the death of a beloved daughter
  • Prayers for strength and courage for a close friend who faces cancer surgery this week
  • Please pray for confidence and easing of stress of small business owners & that recovery will come soon

Take these, our deepest cares, we pray, and help us to feel you at work in each situation. Ours is not to know all things; yet we believe that every prayer uttered is worthy of your grace and is held in sacred trust in that holy realm.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

Stand by us, Strengthening God, for you remain our anchor in these unsettling days.

And it is in the name of our risen friend Jesus that we offer our petitions:

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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