Daily Prayers of the Church Street family

May 9, 2020

Pastor Jan


We confess, Listening Lord, that we are happy existing within the spiritual walls we have constructed around ourselves. We are content with our own culture, our politics, our narrow views. None of these do we want to see splintered apart; yet these are the very things that hold us back from breaking into your new creation. In your own patient way, continue to chip away at the rigid surfaces of our souls until the marred remnants are all removed.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

For in all honesty, All-Sufficient One, you don’t need our money or our good works. You aren’t impressed by our biblical knowledge or the fragments of our faith. The frightening truth is that you want not just pieces of us, but ALL of us. Capture the imagination of our hearts, we pray, that we might glimpse what life would be like if we surrendered all that we are, our whole selves, to you.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

O Great Potter, take those splintered beings that we are and re-mold us into worthy vessels, according to your will. Once reclaimed and re-shaped, we will be ready for the time when you take us off the shelf, fill us to the brim with your grace, and use us to pour out blessings and healing to others who are broken in one way or another.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.    

For your abundant love, we are thankful. And we know you hear the sighs of each one who is perplexed, fearful, lonely, shattered or ill. Guide them to your place of wholeness, we pray, and also receive these specific prayers offered by our church family:

  • Gratitude and blessings for all caregivers who love and serve the ill & elderly
  • A family rejoices that they will have a new roof, supplied by our church family
  • Gratitude that businesses are starting to recover some of their losses; may all workers and customers practice precautions
  • Thanksgiving for creative ways to celebrate graduations
  • A family rejoices that their husband and father is home from the hospital
  • Pray for a faithful servant whose heart problems have reappeared, for easing of pain and fatigue; wisdom for physicians in his treatment
  • Healing of a husband enduring struggles with emotional problems
  • Cherished mother who suffers from cancer, for relief of pain and healing
  • Strength for a sister, sole caregiver for her adult son who suffers with diabetes
  • Pray for courage, strength and God’s presence to be at work in the life of a daughter, primary caregiver for her elderly parent
  • Two loving mothers who seek reconciliation with their children
  • Healing for a friend with Crohn’s disease; for promising news from recent tests
  • Lift up a daughter who is depressed and emotionally drained, for her healing
  • Restoration of a member suffering from chronic back pain
  • Correct diagnosis and treatment plan for one plagued by dizziness

Help us to see that faith never comes in a form of human devising – it comes on your own terms. It is grace that leads us to faith and faith that will lead us in the end to the Potter’s House, your own heavenly home, where all is made new:

Our father who are 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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