Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

May 20, 2020

Pastor Jan


We receive this day the majestic declaration from the psalmist:

“O Lord, how beautiful is your name in all the earth! When I consider your heavens and the work of your hands, what is humankind that you are mindful of us? Yet you have made us a little lower than the angels and crowned us with glory and honor.” Thanks be to you, O Resplendent One, for your generosity is unequalled and your kindness is without compare.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

In spite of your trust in us, Faithful Lord, we must confess that we have not lived up to your confidence. We have been beguiled by the ways of the world and have spoken harshly and critically, piercing the hearts of others. We have been obstinate when the situation called for leniency. We have held back funds for our own amusement, forgetting those who have so little. Forgive us, we pray, for these times we have strayed and also for the sins we lay before you . . .

But let us be confident once again, for with gentleness you speak to us; with graciousness you cleanse us; with joy you embrace us.  Thanks be to God!

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

O Friend To All In Need, you never promised us an easy life and we recall how Jesus’ own days were rife with abuse and agony. Earthly struggles will remain until all hearts turn to your gracious plan. Till then, watch over all who are weary in mind, body, and spirit. And offer your grace to each of these members of our church family who offer these prayers today:

  • Gratitude: a family in NYC has remained safe from contracting the virus
  • Thanksgiving: Beacon of Hope and Benevolence Ministries who feed the hungry, lift up the poor, provide rent, utility, and medical assistance every week
  • A friend on disability is elated for a generous gift of fresh vegetables and fruit
  • One is thankful and relieved that his medical condition was easily corrected
  • Strength and guidance for a sister whose adult son is on a ventilator
  • Healing for a younger sister whose whole life has been a struggle
  • A member saddened by the recent death of his grandmother
  • Pray for a great niece who is pregnant & has Covid-19
  • Healing for a relative in ICU who continues to decline
  • Prayers for an elderly member who will have surgery on Thursday
  • Healing mercies for one undergoing chemo and dialysis treatments
  • A couple recovering in hospital from wounds inflicted by an attacker

We thank you that you have untied our burdens and are already at work, carrying us, soothing us, and making us whole.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

Let us go forth into this new day, knowing that the Lord will direct our path and will hear us as we pray as one body:

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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