Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

June 9, 2020

Pastor Jan


Today, let us join with all creation and sing a love song to our Creator! How grateful we are that you have made us part of your wondrous world! For families and friends who laugh with us when we are joyful, for intimates with whom we may share both our dreams and our doubts, for the indescribably stunning universe you have crafted, for the ways you have uniquely gifted each of us, and for your love that spans the ages – by all these we are blessed indeed. How beautiful is your name in all the earth!

Lord of Life, hear our prayer.    

You have touched us, O Christ, and we will never again be the same. Thank you, O Lord, for not leaving us to our own devices, for in your mercy you sent your Holy Example among us, a tangible being to show us how to live. We fall daily, as we are weak; but you are ever quick to pick us up, brush us off, and set us in the places where we can serve you best. Forgive our flaws and failures, we pray, but you know that we are trying in earnest.

Lord of Life, hear our prayer.

So much has happened, and alas, so much has failed to happen, during this period of pandemic and protest. Stress, strife and turmoil are bubbling over in our beloved country and throughout the world. Yes, we must shoulder part of the blame ourselves, for we have allowed inequities to continue far too long. But you turn our heads, not to yesterday, O Lord, but to the present. Forgive us for not spreading your grace and glory, as we promised. Forgive our failure to bring hope to the hopeless, and to take love where there is hurt and hate. We lift up prayers for all whom we have offended, and also ask that you would bring the breath of new life to these ones in our church family who lay before you their joys and concerns:

  • Gratitude: cataract surgery went smoothly yesterday
  • A family celebrates a son who has been promoted to captain in the USN
  • One celebrates the welcome offer of a new job
  • A mother celebrates her steady return to health following hospitalization
  • Protection of all protesting in peaceable fashion throughout our nation and for all officials who risk their lives to help keep order
  • A relative in ICU who is severely depressed, for healing grace
  • Elderly loved ones in isolation for month due to the virus threat
  • Continued prayers for one recovering from breast surgery
  • God’s protection & healing for one who faces a lengthy recovery
  • That our people may turn to God for solutions to our nation’s unrest
  • Proper diagnosis for a brother who suffers great urologic pain
  • Strength for one who is working to combat her depression

Lord of Life, hear our prayer.

You have commissioned us to share your gospel of peace and life everlasting to all whom we meet. May we begin anew this day, declaring your message of undying love through our words and our deeds:

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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