Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

April 9, 2020

Pastor Jan


Where charity and love prevail, there God is ever found. The words of the hymnist were never more evident than on this Maundy Thursday, O Lord Most High. On that long-ago Thursday, we remember that the tenderness of Jesus poured out meaning and mercy to the very disciples who were to deny him. And in his stunning grace, your Son also overlooks our own failures, choosing to cover them with his love. At table, he shared the Passover meal with his band of brothers.

Thus, we remember our own sins . . .

and we know they will soon be swept away from your memory. We also bow our heads and open our hands to gladly receive the bread of heaven and the cup of salvation.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

Where charity and love prevail, there God is ever found. And after supper, we recall how Jesus stooped to wash the feet of his friends. Wash not only our feet, Merciful Savior, but wash our hearts, our souls, our hands, and our wills; then we will be strengthened to follow your new mandate: Love one another as I have loved you.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer. 

Where charity and love prevail, there God is ever found. Open wide our eyes this day, O Lord, that we might find new ways to address the needs of the world. Is there a card or a donation we might send? Is there a phone call we could make? Is there an errand we might run for a homebound friend? Are there more prayers to be offered? And as we continue our prayers for others, may the world come to know we are Christians by our love. Hear these most recent prayers offered by our church family:

  • Gratitude is offered for physician friends who remain virus-free
  • Thanksgiving for all public servants who continue to work despite risks
  • Thank you for praying – an Ohio friend’s tests showed no cancer
  • A small business is able to remain open and provide income for workers
  • A lonely husband in hospice care, for his wife who worries
  • A lonely grandmother who cannot be visited in nursing facility
  • Strength, endurance and safety for all healthcare workers
  • Courage and healing for a family member facing cancer surgery
  • Friends in New Orleans trying to isolate infected family members
  • Brother in VA, ill with cancer and may have been exposed to COVID-19
  • Physician son and family in NC, limited supplies, staff incomes cut in half
  • Son-in-law and family in Nashville – company facing bankruptcy
  • A member struggling with pain due to cancer, for her healing
  • Parents who have been exposed to COVID-19, for negative test results

Wherever charity and love prevail, there God is ever found.

Brought here together by Christ’s love, by love are we thus bound.

As we are indeed fed by your love and bound to you by commitment, we boldly lay all our prayers at the feet of our Savior, 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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