Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

May 12, 2020

Pastor Jan


O Timeless One, in an era when it is unfashionable to speak of our faith, may we unapologetically share with others what your grace has meant to us. We often wonder how it is that so many exist without the hope you provide. Our spirits are inextricably bound up with yours, however, so give us the will and the words to speak openly of your everlasting goodness, when the occasion arises, sharing your divine hope with those who believe their situations are irredeemable.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

Even though your claim upon us is secure, Enduring One, there are those days when we allow melancholy to creep into our thoughts; and our minds wander to how things used to be, or we forge ahead to plan a future without inconvenience or disruption. But life in this realm is lived in the meantime – in the here and now. May we take to heart the teaching of the apostle who told us to rejoice in all circumstances and to learn how to be content with things as they are.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

We do rejoice that your patience never grows thin and that we might ever express our daily cares to you, no matter how massive or how inconsequential they may seem. For you, O Holy One, are ever ready to receive our petitions and handle them with reverence. So take these special situations that are on the hearts and minds of your people at Church Street, molding them to bring glory to your name:

  • A family celebrates a newborn, a healthy baby boy
  • Gratitude that an ill mother’s health continues to improve
  • The spirits of a man with depression have been lifted of late, prayers appreciated
  • Thankful for prayers: promising news received by a friend with Crohn’s disease
  • Grateful for the life of a treasured mother who died on Saturday
  • Please pray for a husband who has heart tests today – for proper treatment
  • A member undergoing hip surgery today – that all goes smoothly for her
  • Pray for a young daughter awaiting test results for Covid-19
  • Prudence for all who are more active in the community now that businesses are opening; that all might wisely use protective measures
  • Healing for a longtime member who is fighting depression
  • Patience for one awaiting test results, that all might be well
  • Pray for strength and endurance for a daughter, primary caregiver for her father
  • Please pray for a house closing to take place on schedule on Wednesday

Wrap our concerns and thanksgivings in your tenderness, we pray, and cradle us in the warmth of your  love.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

We thank you, Lord, that you do not love us because of our potential; rather, you treasure us just as we are.  This is part of your Divine Mystery which sustains us and compels us to ever praise you and your Son 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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