Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

March 22, 2020

Pastor Jan


O Great Observer of the Universe, we remember that Jesus said your eye notes each time a sparrow falls to the ground. And so we are confident that you know the travails and worries that afflict each of us. There are losses we have already experienced, and there are losses yet to be borne. Still truly, our pain is your pain. In the quiet of these moments, may we feel your gaze upon us and sense your ready compassion. May we come to know you as the Great Physician who places your healing warmth within our troubled hearts.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

O Giver of Grace, in this time of limitation, there are those among us who feel we should be doing more to help our neighbors. We feel guilty because we are not useful. But calm our need to be actively productive, and help us to know you will lead us to action when the time is right. And also remind us that no prayer we utter is ever wasted; our daily petitions are also a means of service.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

This day we offer our personal thanksgivings . . .
And also we name those thoughts and actions that fill us with regret . . .
Wash us & accept us.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

We also lift up to your throne of grace these particular situations expressed by our church family:

  • Prayers for a member stationed aboard ship in the Arabian Sea (USN)
  • Relief of anxiety of member (expectant mother) living in NYC, that hospitals may be safe & open at the time of her delivery
  • Safety for a daughter who just returned to China for work
  • Gratitude- a daughter & family’s safe return from a trip outside U.S.
  • All in Middle TN dealing with both tornado recovery & virus threat
  • Protection for all who work on the front lines to combat COVID-19
  • Small business owners & workforce suffering great economic stress

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

Remind us that the Lord walks with us; and that nothing in all creation, either what we have done or left undone, can ever separate us from the love of God, made known to us in Jesus Christ, 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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