Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

June 12, 2020

Pastor Jan


O Taproot of our Being, sink our roots deep and deeper still in the nourishing soil of your strength. We are like saplings, buried in shallow ground, and we sway in every direction when the smallest wind of unease blows through. We regret our weakness and pray you would give us a firmer foothold for our lives in this era. May our fragile roots move closer, merging with your indestructible one, that our faith might become as stable and secure as a might oak.

Hear us Lord, for your mercy is great.    

We would be trees, as those planted by flowing streams, bringing fruit in due season, having leaves that do not wither. May we be as those who offer the gift of greenness to others whose lives are somber gray. May we bring life to those whose hopes are ebbing away and may we become shade for those who have no roof of protection. Not of our own power will such things come to pass, O Loving God, but through your grace alone.

Hear us Lord, for your mercy is great.    

Arbor of Peace, may we weary ones find rest and renewal under your beautiful branches of healing. There is room enough in that glade for those of us who are ill, defeated, lonely, tired, and worn. Watch over us there until we have recovered from the wounds of the world. And especially we lift up these church friends who offer their own burdens and thanksgivings to you:

  • Gratitude: a father is improving, now moved from ICU to a regular room
  • Thank you for prayers – procedure for one with brain cancer was a success
  • Family offers praises for the love and joy brought by their first grandchild
  • Gratitude: all who continue to work to protect us during this Covid-19 era
  • Prayers for our incoming pastors: Rev. Catherine Nance & Rev. Tim Best
  • A couple searching for a one-level home and the husband with heart issues
  • Continued prayers for a member adjusting to her new home in assisted living
  • Prayers that a home remodel will be completed soon, patience for owners
  • Courage and healing of a mother with leukemia and prayers for her family
  • A mother with memory problems; patience for daughter who cares for her
  • Correct diagnosis & treatment plan for a member having extensive breathing tests in Colorado and prayers for her husband who stands by

Your very nearness brings the reassurance for which we thirst.

Hear us Lord, for your mercy is great.    

Tree of Life, we thank you for listening and for accepting our prayers and reflections today. Remind us, as we go through the hours ahead, that only by your grace do we have life; and help us live as those who are rooted in Jesus, 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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