Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

May 26, 2020

Pastor Jan


“Hail the Day that sees him rise!” Let the trumpets sound! Our Risen Lord deserves our songs of praise! So sing we during this interval when we celebrate our Ascended Savior. O God, we offer praise for your Beloved Son who now rules with you in Paradise. We pray his song might become a drumbeat keeping time in our thoughts, a wind of change sweeping through our spirits, a loving tune that would make its home in our souls. Refine us, that we might become worthy instruments of your intent.

Hear us, Good Lord.    

Ever-Loving One, we indeed have sorrows: our movements are restricted, our older loved ones are isolated and lonely, our work has changed or disappeared altogether, and we are unable to worship with friends. It is difficult to set aside these setbacks, but we pray you would wipe away all our thoughts colored with negativity this day. The wise man has told us that if in all our ways we acknowledge you, then you will direct our path. You have directed us thus far, O Holy One, so why should we question your presence when the road becomes furrowed?

Hear us, Good Lord.

In so many ways you have blessed us, O Cherished One, so listen as we acknowledge the gifts you have laid at our feet in recent days: . . .

How marvelous is your name in all the earth! Also receive, we pray, these personal thanksgivings and concerns that are on the hearts of our church family:

  • A thankful family celebrates the birth of a new baby
  • One is grateful for prayers: safe travel during bereavement and family visits
  • Thanksgiving for help received in solving a legal matter
  • One is grateful for a personal gift beyond compare
  • Continued prayers for a son recovering from surgery
  • Healing for a dear friend with cancer and a mother with leukemia
  • Strength for a widow and her daughters who help her move to a new home
  • Full recovery for a sister who suffered a stroke over the weekend
  • Strength, guidance, and grace for one who is caregiver for an ill friend
  • Protection from illness of a son and daughter-in-law in NC
  • Safety for a daughter moving across the country today

We know you will touch us with your tender mercy and will remain at our side. For that assurance, and for the ways you heal us, we are humbled.

Hear us, Good Lord.

With the turmoil across the globe and the uncertainty of our health and economy, we worry about the date and time of your return, O Christ. But you told us that such matters are not our concern. So help us to lay aside our questions and timetables, and place our lives in your hands, knowing the ascension was full of promise. We WILL see Jesus again, and on that day, our uncertainty will turn into joy. Until then, let us faithfully watch and wait, all the while offering the words our Savior taught us:

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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