Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

April 27, 2020

Pastor Jan


O Radiant One, we know your Holy Spirit resurrects and awakens everything that is. It is your empowering goodness that brings life to the seeds of our dreams. As we watch the blossoming earth outside our doors, we pray that you would rouse the sleeping grains of faith you planted within us so long ago, that they might mature tall and strong, becoming a giant tree, providing home and shelter to shade to each fainting traveler who chances to pass our way.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

Spirit of Fire, burn away the chaff of our regrets and mistakes this day. We each carry memories of times when we disappointed ourselves, when we failed miserably, when we made life hard for loved ones, when we deceived those who counted on us. Perhaps you, in your grace, erased these missteps decades ago; but we humans continue to cling to shards of the past. With your cleansing flame, remove forever our bitter memories, freeing us to step more lightly on that fresh trail toward wholeness you are already creating for us.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

Our hearts make room for thanksgivings, Holy One, for we know you are the author of all goodness. Praises be to you this day! And also we freely offer all the yearnings of our church family to you, for you alone hold the power to make all things new:

  • A faithful church servant celebrated his 100th birthday on Sunday
  • An older couple offer gratitude for health and blessings God continues to send
  • Gratitude: a sister recovering from heart surgery is now at home in Lenoir City
  • Thankful that a son is soon to graduate from UT law school
  • Thanksgiving that the availability of virus test kits has increased
  • A mother who underwent emergency surgery on Saturday continues to improve
  • Please pray for confidence and easing of stress of small business owners and that financial recovery will come soon
  • Prayers for a dental worker who is anxious about returning to work
  • Young wife who is pregnant prays that businesses do not open too soon
  • For hope to fill the hearts of those who mourn this day
  • Wisdom for all involved in making decisions in opening of healthcare facilities next week, for judicious planning and guidance in keeping staffs and workers safe
  • A longtime saint of the church urges us to remember Jesus
  • Healing mercies and blessings for a sister suffering at home from advanced cancer
  • Comfort for loved ones nearing death, peace for their families who watch and wait

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

With all that we are and all that we hope to be, we offer these prayers with humble hearts in the name of the Christ, 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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