Prayer Through the Ages
Glory to God, creator of heaven and earth, who has made all things living. Glory to God, Father of all mercies, who has given his only-begotten son to be our Redeemer. Glory to God, fire of holy love, who for our sanctification has poured forth his life-giving Spirit.
John Hamilton (1512-1571)
Prayer of the Day
Lord, help reset our hearts and mind. We often have a “why me” mentality and fall into complaining when trials arise. Help us to consider it pure joy whenever we face any type of trial because we know that through it you will grow our faith as long as we lean into you and don’t give up. Then we can look back and see all the awesome things you did to help us persevere. We will see how you can use our situation to encourage others. We ask your help through the trials of these day as we pray:
As we begin a new week help us to deal with whatever trials this dreadful pandemic brings our way.
A former member is asking for prayers for a friend of his who now lives in Germany. His friend has been in the hospital for a month due to problems with a liver transplant that she had a year ago and now is fighting Covid as well.
For Pat Washburn's friend Marilyn Maxwell who just passed away after a fight with cancer.
For Charlie Cassidy, who had successful surgery and is now in rehab.
We pray for the vulnerable. For the sick, the aged, the chronically ill, the immunocompromised, those with pre-existing conditions… Lord, protect them from harm. Be their comforter and their strength. For the many in our church family who are vulnerable in health, we entrust them to your loving arms.
For the 463,000+ in the USA and the 2.31 million worldwide who have died from COVID19 . We ask that you hold in your gentle embrace all who have died and who will die this day. Comfort their loved ones in their despair.
In these times of the coronavirus, there is grief in our hearts, anxiety on our minds, suffering before our eyes. We need your mercy, your intercession, your love. Lord hear us.
For our friends working the Covid19 front lines: Alayne Snyder, Drs. Johnny and Riny Kovoor. and Erik Lindholm. Direct their hands and all their colleagues worldwide, protect them from illness, sustain their energy, we beg in your Name.
We ask your guidance for all those who are struggling, who are looking for hope. Where we have felt discouraged, renew us through signs of hope.
We have in out thoughts and prayers friends who have moved afar but are still close in our hearts: Marilyn Van Tine, Pauline and Marty Bluver and their entire family, Barbara and Charlie Cassidy and Erna Burton.
Holy Spirit, as families adjust to everyone being home we ask that You guide people in their new realities. Give spouses grace for each other. Prompt worn-out parents to speak words of kindness and encouragement to their children.
Dear Lord we praise your name for using even the most difficult time for your glory. In the One who walked this earth and suffered more than we can imagine to bring you glory. Amen.