Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

May 18, 2020

Pastor Jan


O Music of the World, eras come and eras go and still you play on. All creation joins daily in one grand symphony of grace, keeping time with your ever-present holiness. It is our choice whether or not we join in your composition, for you are the One who never coerces, but only invites. Thank you for your kindest invitation, Dear Lord. Grant that we might listen closely, that we might join in at just the right time.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

O Song of the Universe, some days, we are eager to lift our voices with all creatures who chant your praise. When we do, we sing with you so easily. At times, distracted by misfortune or despondency, our voices are strident and are always in a mournful key. Nudge us, we pray, when we forget to practice your praise, when we are out of tune. Your property, O Great Conductor, is always to have mercy, so lead us, as members of your holy choir, to boldly sing your rich major chords of healing and forgiveness.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

O Melody of Life, you carry us through on the comforting notes of your love. Help us remember that your song is never-ending; and because of your merciful movement throughout our days, we bring our personal praises and these prayers:

  • Gratitude: Member offers thanks for worship music that lifts his soul to heaven
  • Thanksgiving: a friend with Covid-19 says his fears have eased
  • Three families celebrate the high school graduation of their son & daughters
  • Gratitude for all healthcare workers, first responders, and all who keep us safe
  • A mother seeks understanding from her children
  • A widow who moves to another home on Monday, that all goes smoothly
  • Prayers for beloved father in hospice in Cookeville; courage for his family
  • All unemployed, that doors may open for them to return to work
  • One in the middle of a divorce, for direction, wisdom, & healing of a broken heart
  • Our members who mourn loved ones who have died in recent days
  • A friend who lost her job this week
  • Continued healing of member recovering from hip surgery
  • A dear friend who suffered a fall, for decrease of pain and for patience

Lord of the Dance, it was your servant David who danced in celebration of your faithfulness and you were pleased. And we know that all the seasons keep time with your divine rhythm. Soon this period of aloneness will end, and our fear of taking the next step will be no more. For when our separateness is over, we will join hands and sway together as family, united in the waltz of thanksgiving:

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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