Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

May 10, 2020

Pastor Jan


Mothering God, we are each created in the womb of your love and you have nurtured us to this day. Many were raised in loving households, as you intended, though others of us spent our early lives in homes where bitterness, resentment, and neglect prevailed. Nevertheless, you were with us even then, and in your own way, you used deprivation for our good. As a mother comforts her child, so have you comforted and cared for us throughout the years. And as we pray for mothers everywhere, we also offer gratitude for those women and men who became parents to us at one point or another. Above all, we are grateful that we are treasured members of your very own family, and that you are always waiting at the gate until we arrive safely home.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

Almighty One, in the mystery of tragedy and disaster, we always look to you for an explanation to satisfy our minds and hearts. This prevailing pandemic is no different. Why? is our daily question and it surely reverberates through the heavens. Our grief runs deep, not just for ourselves, but for all whose wounds are too deep to comprehend: the ill and dying, the bereaved and frightened, the depressed and lonely, those anxious for medical results, those who worry about their safety and the safety of loved ones. We entrust all these burdens to your grace. And perhaps the answer to our nagging question is that there is no burden we face that Christ himself did not also endure.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

O Loyal Parent, you recognize our voices whenever we call in the night. Soothe our brow with your hand of love and listen as we whisper the secrets of our hearts . . .

May we open our souls to your grace and be born again through your mercy:

  • Gratitude for a son who recently graduated from law school, blessings as he now studies for the bar exam
  • Thankful: a dear friend (86) has had successful heart surgery and is now home
  • Gratitude: celebrating a family business that is doing well, despite the virus threat
  • Pray for a young daughter who awaits test results for Covid-19
  • A mother with a few months to live, courage for her family who cannot visit
  • That a vaccine for Covid-19 may be discovered & made available soon, that we all might gather again for worship and song
  • Lift up a bereaved family, whose adored mother died yesterday
  • Pray for a faithful servant with angina; wisdom for physicians in his treatment
  • Healing of a father whose emotional issues have resurfaced
  • A longtime member who is fighting depression, for her strength and healing
  • Cherished mother who suffers from cancer, for relief of pain and healing
  • Pray for strength and endurance for a daughter, primary caregiver for her father
  • Two women awaiting results of recent medical tests
  • Restoration of a member who has long suffered from debilitating back pain

Show us, O Lord, those situations where we might join with you in bringing healing comfort to these brothers and sisters; for whatever effort we make, you will perfect it and bring forth a blessing.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

This Sabbath day, you desire that we create within us a quiet place in which we may set aside our tensions — a place where we recall that our salvation comes in returning and rest. Hold us there, in your peaceful womb of grace, where we hear only the reassuring heartbeat of your Loving Son, who taught us to pray:

Our father who are 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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