Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

July 6, 2020

Pastor Jan


Holy Friend, we offer you this unique day. May gratitude be our companion, for you have tucked away treasures in the folds of each hour; we dare not miss these blessings you have so carefully wrapped: the embrace of the sun warming our bones, eyes to behold the faces of friends, the gift of music to lift our hearts heavenward, the sound of a loved one’s voice on the phone, the ability to read the printed page, aroma of welcome rain on dry fields, memories of wonders of bygone days, the honor of working and living in your name. May all our thanksgivings join with all those praises offered throughout the world!

Blessed be your name, O One Who Hears Us!

Loving Overseer, we pray for an understanding of what yet might be. We seek your reassurance, Lord, that your new work will become visible, even in our shortsightedness. In spite of the church’s honest efforts throughout the ages, injustice poverty, cruelty and hypocrisy are on the rise. Keep us from despairing, Gentle Savior, when our works and our prayers do not come to fruition according to our own timetables. Give us grace, we pray, to continue our work of faith, knowing that somehow, some way, you are already using our good intentions and our prayers to make a cosmic difference in our world.

Blessed be your name, O One Who Hears Us!

Preserver of Life, we lift up to your light all who find themselves in distress, illness, adversity this day. We pray for their deliverance from their afflictions and difficulties. Especially we remember those closest to our hearts . . .  Also these friends from our own church family:

  • Gratitude: a husband’s Covid-19 test was negative – prayers appreciated
  • Family felt greatly supported by hospital staff during mother’s last days
  • Gratitude offered for the life of a beloved mother & grandmother
  • Loving couple celebrating 39 years of marriage
  • Member is thankful her depression is lifting
  • Thanksgiving for unborn grandson; prayers that mother & father (in Chicago) remain healthy and that mother will carry her child to full term
  • Prayers for a member mourning the death of her mother on Saturday
  • Protection of all loved ones at high risk of contracting virus
  • Healing prayers and grace for a friend undergoing chemotherapy
  • Prayers for wife recovering from injuries and strength for her husband
  • A single mother in GA & a dear friend in TN in need of good jobs
  • Healing prayers for nephew (physician) with Covid, & safety his family
  • Please pray for a mother with Covid-19 & that her son’s test is negative
  • A peaceful death for an aunt (96) & for a cherished father-in-law
  • Healing mercies & courage for 2 members recovering from illness
  • Healing mercies for a broken family & ill father
  • Healing of a brother with heart ailment; young adult with rare malady
  • Prayers for a grieving couple whose newborn son died in May

Bind our hearts together as one holy community, O Lord, and may we cling together and support one another as we travel that highway that leads to your doorstep.

Blessed be your name, O One Who Hears Us!

Revitalize us this day for faithful service, O Lord, knowing you accept us fully and that you are always pleased to hear the prayer your Son taught his disciples:

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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