The Morning Prayers
We are now the ones who step forth out of the safe waters of baptism, to bring hope, to share a word of grace, to carry healing into the brokenness of the lives around us. Let us follow in faith wherever Jesus leads us. Join as we pray, saying,
Heavenly Father, we continue to pray for our nation. We pray for our leaders who lead us day by day. We pray for all in authority who face difficult decisions that affect the lives of many; grant them wisdom and courage.
We pray for misinformation to be curbed that fear may take no hold in hearts and minds.
For those prayers too personal to speak aloud.
For Gregory Fucci, the husband of Anna, father of Kristi, and grandfather of Alena, passed away on Sunday, January 3 after a battle with brain cancer.
We pray for those who mourn the loss of loved ones, whether recently or some time ago. Let the knowledge of your resurrection in glory be comfort to all those who mourn
We pray for the sick, both at home and in hospital, or hospice. We think of the elderly, the housebound and those in care homes. And we pray for all who care to their needs, both professionally and in the family.
For the Manfredi family's friend John Walker. He is receiving a new kidney.
For Marilyn Van Tine who fell and is having difficulty walking.
For a full recovery for Marilyn Van Tine's daughter, Karen Gerlach.
For Mary Kovoor's friend Dr. Bob Raniolo as he faces a tough battle with cancer.
For our friends working the Covid19 front lines: Alayne Snyder, Drs. Johnny and Riny Kovoor. and Erik Lindholm.
Help all hospital workers as they deal with overwhelming numbers of patients and give them strength to carry on when all seems hopeless and they are weary.
We pray for all families as they face the ups and downs of family life in the age of the coronavirus.
We thank you for the vaccines currently being distributed. As we set a record for deaths in the US every day, we believe we are at the beginning of the end in the fight against Covid19.
We pray for the homeless, the unemployed, the asylum seeker, the addict, the ex-prisoner. Lord Jesus who became a refugee from oppression be with all those who find themselves struggling.
Touched by the waters of life, fed at the feast of grace and hope, embraced in the warmth of God's love and hopes - this is good news! Blessed by baptism's tears, called to servanthood by the Beloved, filled with the peace of the Spirit, we are indeed God's people - redeemed, restored, refreshed to serve. Thanks be to God! Amen.