Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

May 29, 2020

Pastor Jan


O Wind of Heaven, we wait today with your disciples in the comforting stillness of that upper room. In our own timidity, we are not prepared for that gushing wind that rips open the windows and overturns our neatly arranged accessories. We are astonished to hear ourselves speaking in unknown tongues, and yet we understand each other perfectly! If it takes such a whirring display to teach us the language of love and community, then let your strong winds blow, O Lord, let them blow!

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

O Flame of Newness, neither are we prepared for the fingers of flame that circled closely, then rested upon us. These melt away our distractions and call us to witness your unrestrained power at hand. Set fire to our hearts that have long grown cold and indifferent, we pray. When we tremble with fear, ignite us with your glowing new challenges. And may all our false aims and self-centeredness perish in the rubble of your refining grace. If it takes a mystifying blaze to purify our spirits, then release your flame of newness, O Lord, release your flame of newness.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

You appear in our midst, O God, on the wings of a dove, a harbinger of your redeeming peace. You arrive at the perfect moment, knowing already the challenges we face and the toll this current pandemic has taken. You come to feed hearts hungering for your presence. Make that presence known to each suffering soul, and especially to those of our Church Street family who offer their own concerns:

  • Grateful for prayers – an elderly father is released from the hospital
  • Gratitude: for the ministry of Rev. Chuck Starks and his family
  • Thankful that a sister will be able to recover from her stroke
  • One offers thanksgiving that a vacation has been scheduled
  • Healing mercies for a member: surgery today to cleanse a head wound
  • Prayers for a member having nerve ablation today, for healing of great pain
  • Courage & strength: member very ill with diabetes now in isolation unit
  • Safe delivery of a member’s baby, peace for the waiting family
  • Two women who are recovering at home, for decreasing pain and healing
  • Prayers for one who is depressed, that he may be able to overcome it
  • Healing mercies for five persons newly diagnosed with Covid-19
  • Continued prayers for a neighbor suffering from brain cancer and his family

Lift us all on your white wings of hope, we pray, and carry us to that healing place.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

You come to us, O Holy One, as the power of the roaring wind, as a spark that ignites, and as a dove whose soaring movements cannot be traced. And you come, not just at Pentecost, but every time we open our hearts to your inspiration. Grant that we might become bold enough to share with the world the marvels of our Great Sustainer, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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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