Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

July 29, 2020

Pastor Jan


O God Beyond Us, we offer praise that you have linked all our lives together in so many intricate ways. Grant that we might recognize the holiness of the planet you have set aside for us, and also the inestimable sacredness of each human life. You hold dreams for us as individuals, yet your vision will flourish only when your created ones live in a community of attentiveness, regard and respect. Grant that we might open ourselves more fully to that future you imagine, where accommodation is made for our differences, where tolerance is a benchmark, and where diversity enriches the whole.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

All-Knowing One, as we are so closely connected, our prayers for one another flow out to you in a steady stream. Watch over, we pray, all who carry great burdens in this uncommon era: those who have been stricken with the grim virus, those who tremble in fear and isolation, those whose family pressures have become almost intolerable, those who suffer work and financial hardships, those whose bodies and spirits are broken, and those who care for the confused and the infirm.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Mighty Healer, you are aware of all that has bruised and battered us throughout these long months, and as you have continued to supply healing grace heretofore, we ask you would minister to all who still yearn for your touch. Also receive these individual celebrations and pleas on the hearts of your people at Church Street:

  • Grateful for prayers: a wife’s biopsy reflects no malignancy
  • Gratitude: cataract surgery brought welcome vision improvement
  • Prayers appreciated: a son’s work in Florida is finished & he’s now home
  • Thankful for prayers: a gravely ill husband is gaining strength day by day
  • Gratitude: all first responders who work diligently in this healthcare crisis
  • Prayers for two broken families, for forgiveness & a way forward
  • A child involved in a custody dispute, that all will work for her benefit
  • Prayers for 2 dear friends at home, recovering from accidents
  • Strength for a daughter lovingly caring for her aging mother at home
  • For a young man’s anger to dissolve & for his growing vision of goodness
  • Strength & support for an owner trying to keep his business afloat
  • An effective vaccine to halt the spread of Covid-19
  • That yesterday’s surgery may save a friend’s eyesight
  • Friends who are losing employment and anxious about finances
  • Wisdom for leaders of our nation, that they might restore peace & order
  • Prayer for negative virus test results for two at-risk mothers
  • Strength for 3 valiant women undergoing chemo treatments

Hope of Our World, we raise up all these spoken petitions and also our unspoken ones this day, believing you will treat them with the same tenderness that marked the ministry of your Glorious Son, whose prayerful words have echoed through the ages:

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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