Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

July 1, 2020

Pastor Jan


O Song of Welcome, the psalmist urges us to come into your presence with singing, making a joyful noise throughout the land! Thus we enter the gates of this new day, lifting high our thankful praise for all the ways you have cared for us . . . How can we but glorify you, whose mercy and truth are everlasting? Oh, sing in our hearts, Lord, throughout this day!

Sacred One, hear our prayer.

O God With Us, could we ever enumerate the times you remained close beside us during our life’s journeys? We reflect now, bringing to mind those special instances when we felt your presence most keenly . . . Your mercy has been our rock of refuge when loss, doubt, depression, illness, even despair entered our lives. It was your power working within us that held us firm.

Sacred One, hear our prayer.

We trust in you, Framer of the Universe, and believe you hear the smallest creature that calls your name. As you count even the sparrow as worthy of your grace, receive these concerns and joys which are carried to your door by your people at Church Street:

  • Gratitude: husband’s (cancer survivor) tests showed no sign of cancer cells
  • Thankful for prayers for young couple traveling to California; they remain safe and will reach their destination in a few days
  • Couple celebrate a husband’s retirement today
  • Thankful for all front-line healthcare workers who serve the public
  • Many thanksgivings for our choir members and music directors
  • Healing prayers for nephew (physician) with Covid, and safety for his family
  • Member who suffered a terrible fall 9 days ago, for restoration and comfort
  • Prayer for peaceful death for an aunt (96) suffering with cancer
  • Guidance to support Catherine and Tim, our two incoming pastors
  • Patience and healing for one facing long recovery from leg surgery
  • Guidance and hope to restore an ill father and to uphold a grieving son
  • Healing mercies for a granddaughter diagnosed with rare intestinal condition
  • Members dealing with work-related stress due to pandemic
  • Safety and smooth transition for daughter and family moving to North Carolina
  • Safety for a daughter, front-line health worker in Florida
  • Adult son now working in Florida, that he does not succumb to the virus
  • A husband anticipating a layoff from his job, for his worried family

As you sustain us, Lord, through all our challenges, may we learn more of your grace at the core of our being.

Sacred One, hear our prayer.

Canticle of Hope, continue to chant your lyrics of renewal in the background of our days, that, taking up your song, our own strains of praise might reach those who do not yet know of the recreating love of Jesus, the One 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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