Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

June 23, 2020

Pastor Jan


O Wind of Heaven, awaken us this day to your holy acceptance blowing through us. Most days we feel we are too insignificant, unworthy of your attention. We recall our past mistakes keenly, wearing our failures as badges of remembrance on our chests. How foolish this must seem to you, O Gentle One, for you swept away our blunders long ago in your swirls of forgiveness. May this day be for us one of release, we pray. May we let go of the past and allow you once again to carry our wrongs away on the current of your airy and lifegiving breeze.

Hear us, O Lord, for your mercy is great.

O Lord of the Dance, you invite us to sway with you on the dance floor of life, to be comfortable with all your movements. Our steps are sometimes tentative and awkward, but you don’t seem to mind. It takes time and practice, you tell us, before we are able to move with delight with our lifelong partner. The melodies will be ever changing, we know, but by your leading, may we dance with devotion to your music of grace.

Hear us, O Lord, for your mercy is great.

As your servants, Loving Friend, we lift up those who are closest to our own hearts today, especially . . .  that they may be strengthened and refreshed as your rivers of healing revive them.  And also may streams of life flow into all our members at Church Street, particularly those who give voice to their thanksgivings and trials:

  • A happy couple celebrating a 14th wedding anniversary
  • Grateful for a successful hip replacement of last week
  • A sister, stroke victim, is now home from hospital & improving
  • One is thankful that medical tests reflected no abnormalities
  • Couple excited about planning their upcoming wedding
  • Wisdom and strength for husband in caring for his wife with memory loss
  • Healing for a daughter recovering from hand surgery yesterday
  • Prayers for one being tested for cognitive issues, for courage and hope
  • Courage and success for a young adult moving away for employment
  • Peace to surround a member having knee surgery on the 24th
  • Prayers for member hospitalized with breathing problems
  • Courage for father-in-law in hospice care at home in FLA & his family
  • Three who are depressed due to economic challenges
  • Beloved brother facing critical heart tests today, courage for his family
  • Grace and courage for one facing another surgery & another round of chemo
  • Two undergoing important medical tests today

We trust you to hold our situations and concerns in the palm of your hand, to sprinkle them with your healing hope, and to refresh us in the time to come.

Hear us, O Lord, for your mercy is great.

Loving Savior, we begin this day with good intentions to follow you, and we pray that by nightfall you will be pleased with our efforts. May all our actions be covered by the grace of our Redeemer, Christ 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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