Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

July 15, 2020

Pastor Jan


O Sacred One, you have drawn closer to us during this period of pandemic, or maybe it is the other way around. At any rate, we have keenly felt your presence throughout these dangerous days and what a comfort you have remained. We have learned that we are not invincible nor as controlled as we pretended to be. And we have realized to the core how immense is our need for one another. We are not separate beings, but our lives are forever intertwined. How blessed we have been by friends and acquaintances who remember us, who offer solace in our isolation, who pen notes of encouragement, who pray for us, who tell us that their own lives would be empty without our own. How brilliantly you have used misfortune to bring about hope.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

O Great Physician, we thank you for calling special ones and ordaining them to be about your healing work in the world. We pray your blessings upon the hands and hearts of all who labor in our hospitals and medical facilities, those persons who stand ready to answer the emergency call, often risking their own health as they make decisions to protect the lives of strangers. Grant that we might never again take them for granted.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

As you touch each of these healing servants, we pray you also would touch each of these individuals who lift up their souls to you this day:

  • Praise and gratitude for a new job
  • Family offers thanks that a pregnancy is going well and baby is thriving
  • Gratitude: daughter working in China is now safe at home in the U.S.
  • Member grateful for staff & pastors who minister to the church family
  • Prayers for an important employment interview today
  • Calm & patience for one scheduled for heart cath procedure on Friday
  • Prayers for the recovery of family dog, attacked by a neighbor’s canine
  • Continued prayers for 2 families in custody disputes & children involved
  • Healing for a young son & 2 close friends diagnosed with Covid-19
  • Mother & daughter currently at UT suffering from the virus
  • Prayers for 7 awaiting results of virus tests, for negative results
  • Prayers for a wife with a mass on brain, awaiting procedure
  • Healing mercies for a member with recent eye damage
  • Strength and courage for 2 members recovering from serious illness

O Restorer of Peace, despite your steady call for peace, we confess we have not always been harbingers of harmony ourselves. Too often we have allowed willful emotions to rule the day. And when the spirit of unrest has entered our hearts, we lash out in swift retaliation. How frequently our egos trip us up as we try to walk beside your Son. Plant your peace deep within the soil of our hearts and steady our steps that we may again be known as ones who indeed travel the same road as the Prince of Peace.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Gather up all our prayers this day, O Lord, and we shall be grateful. Meanwhile, we shall be patient as you do your divine work in us and through us:

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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