Weekly Prayers for the Church Street Family

Week of March 1, 2022

Rev. Jan Buxton Wade

Christ whose glory fills the skies, your mercies pierce the darkest morn and the most dreary night. As Jesus was transfigured on the mount, you transfigure everything you touch. Most Holy One, you remain our light upon the unknown path and shall keep us steady as we embark upon our own Lenten journey of inner transformation. And as we travel, help us unveil those secret sins we have hidden so long from view; may we discard them as worthless ashes along the way, especially these that weigh heaviest within us. . . . . . . . .  

Have you not planted seeds of hope and second chances within the most barren landscapes?  Just so, sharpen our inner eyes, we pray, that we might discover these sparks of wonder as we move forward, highlighting all that is worthy of revival.  All praises to you, for you are the Grace that breathes so quietly and steadily within the soil, far beneath the clamor of the world.

And believing you are that Radiant Friend who listens to the deepest sighs of our souls, and knowing you never leave us alone, we name all those things that tug upon our hearts this week:

  • Thanksgiving for Children’s Sunday and praise for our children and youth of our church and for their leaders
  • Grandparents celebrate recent visit with young granddaughter in Pennsylvania
  • Gratitude for prayers: Adult son recovering well from foot surgery
  • Members thankful for ministry of parish health team
  • Family overjoyed with recent birth of healthy son/grandson 
  • Friend offers gratitude for a smooth move and a house closing
  • Member celebrating first steps for reconciliation of relationship
  • Family grateful for safe travel to visit newborn grandson in California
  • Solace for friends and family of member who will be buried on Friday
  • Prayers for the people under siege in Ukraine, peace to prevail
  • Lift up all children trying to understand the horrors of war
  • Healing of daughter suffering from painful shingles
  • Prayers for cousin’s successful liver transplant March 8
  • Continued prayers for all ill with Covid
  • Healing prayers for bereaved family whose uncle died suddenly
  • Courage & calm for a young, anxious pregnant wife
  • All loved ones in assisted living situations their caregivers
  • Family grieving son’s sudden death; grace as they plan services
  • Prayers for healing: Member with severe anemia and GI problems
  • Guidance for family struggling to care for infirm adult sister
  • Direction & courage for friend divorcing, for his children
  • Beloved cousin in treatment for ovarian cancer
  • School counselors working with children grieving the sudden death of classmate
  • Prayers for wisdom in regard to a home purchase 
  • A young professional searching for a position in athletics  
  • Hope and healing for young friend with metastatic cancer
  • Prayers for an 8-year-old’s emotional healing  

As people dependent upon your transformative power, we ask that you remold us, even as we praise your name and offer our prayers and petitions in the name of Christ, the True and Only Light who taught us these words:

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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