Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

April 3, 2020

Pastor Jan


O Love Everlasting, your well indeed is deep and you never tire of offering your children living water. You hold out the cup of acceptance, not to the strong and self-possessed alone, but most assuredly to the weak, to the vulnerable, the disenfranchised, the poor, the hungry, and all of us fretful ones who live behind locked doors. You know that we fear the unknown, but these 40 days of introspection are meant to give us a true longing for you. Stretch out your hand, O Generous One, and we shall drink from that cup of living water until we never thirst again.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

Your grace comes to us as quietly as the dew — so silently that we often take it for granted. Forgive us, we pray when we fail to recognize your pulsing life in creation, in the laughter of a child, in those who care for us, in the stranger who gives us a kind greeting, the one who brings us our mail, the one who stocks the grocery shelf, the one who brings our meal to the curb. Praise be to you, O God, for those drops of goodness that enrich our days.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

And in that same goodness, receive these petitions from our church family:

  • Praises that a friend with COVID-19 is now well
  • Gratitude for all health professionals who set aside personal safety to help others – prayers for their strength & courage & peace
  • Gratitude for remote worship, devotionals, phone calls, notes, & everything keeping us connected as a congregation
  • Someone is thankful for a much-needed monetary gift
  • Prayers for a sister having delicate heart surgery tomorrow, for her anxious family
  • Safety & strength for a longtime friend who is alone, ill, & needy
  • Reassurance for a member, soon having tests for an unknown malady
  • Prayers for a young wife in D.C. who presents symptoms of COVID-19
  • A couple enduring difficulties request prayers
  • Prayers for a daughter to find relief from spine & leg pain
  • A family moving to a new home across town, that all might go smoothly

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

All these prayers we cast upon that Great Stream Renewal, your Beloved Son 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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