Submit your prayer requests by emailing them to TLC@TrinityDowntown.com.
All prayers are kept on the list for a period of three weeks, so please resubmit long term prayer needs regularly.
Those Fighting Cancer
Sandy A., Mike R., Rev. Robert Besalski, Danny B., Linda B., Hank S., Penn M., Jay Z., Trevor S., Bob K., David K., Kim, Paul, JoAnn, Corrie H., Donald, Jim C., Diane R., Sigmond, Gary L., Preston, David V., JoAnn and Allan, Lisa and Victor, Michael S., Jenny M., Jerry K., Barbara R., Jackie R., Mary, Doug H., Paul W., Rebecca M., Rita S., Alice, Brian, Jerry D., Corey, Cayden, Jeff M., Eva and Justin, Alex, Emma R., Annie B., Matt S., Joanna P., Matt B., Eva S., Bud K., Barbara B., Mike T., Johnny N., Carolyn R., Mike R.
Hazel, Chuck, Karen E., Kay A., Nichole B., Terry B., Ruth M., Myrtle W., Jack M., Melanie I., Charlie R., Darcy E.
Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized
Linda C., Gary T., Stephanie, Pam H., Margaret F.
- For the process, person, and provision of an associate pastor
- For those who serve in the military
- For those injured and grieving in Turkey and Syria
- Wendy P. and family
- For Sam
Peace and Comfort
- For the family and friends of Ruby Brooks
- For the family and friends of Nina Melecki
- For the family and friends of Robert Kasper
- For the family and friends of Chris Sord
- For Sheryl W. and family at the death of her grandson
- For the family and friends of Bert
- For the family and friends of Pastor Paul Hoyer
- Family and friends of Penn Marshall
- Family and friends of Cpl. Robert Guilfoyle
- Family and friends of Sherry Williams
- Family and friends of Rob Mamula
- Family and friends of Marilyn Blackwood
- Family and friends of Jim Bohlman
- Family and friends of Lee Roby
- For Lee and Devon at the loss of their father
- For the family and friends of Karen
- For the family and friends of Sam Audeykiwics
- For the family and friends of John
- For the family and friends of Jan Fry
- Family and friends of John Collins
- For Tom M. at his father's passing
- For the Schmitz family
- For Wendy at the loss of her father
- For the Nagy family at the loss of Bernard
- For the family and friends of Ann Bufkin
- For Linda at the loss of her husband
- For the family and friends of Jean Koivu
For those prayers that have been shared in confidence, you know the details, Lord. We lift them up to you.
Our Trinity Missionaries
- Wasmund Family in East Asia
- Trump Family in Kenya
- Clausing Family in Tanzania
- Lehman Family in Puerto Rico
- Blessings on all those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries!
- Thanks and praise for those whose health has improved.
- Thanks and praise for those who have returned safely from travels.
- Thank you for those who have graciously donated to the ministries of Trinity!
- Thanks and praise for the guidance and discernment of God!
- Thanks and praise for the provision of jobs!
For Our Communities - For Our Nation - For Our World
We pray for our nation, for our nation's leaders, for its people, and for our future together as one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all! We pray that we may all be a reflection of Christ's love, sharing grace and mercy, living in peace with one another. Reach out, listen, connect, and have those hard conversations. Love is first. Love wins.
- For world, state, and local leaders in decisions
- For all those caring for aging and/or ill family members in need
- Prayers for our CDC staff & families, Trinity membership, and all Trinity staff & leaders
- For all those struggling with mental health issues
- For all those troubled by depression and broken relationships
- For all those unable to attend church
- For all those serving in our military
- For the current war in Ukraine
- For those who have lost homes due to storms and for those who are homeless
Prayerful Thoughts from Rusty Stephens
We pray in the name of Your Son our Savior, Jesus Christ.
There is a saying used by many which is, “Seeing is Believing”. Years ago a celebrity was asked, “Do you believe in God”? The response was, “I only believe in things that I can see”. Meaning, I have not seen God with my own eyes, so I do not believe. Lord, You created air for us to breathe, to feel blowing in our face, to see the tree leaves moving, but we cannot see the air itself. Does this mean that air does not exist? That would be very foolish thinking, God. So why would anyone question Your existence just because they haven’t physically seen You?
In the book of John chapter 20, after You, Jesus, had risen, then returned to the disciples, Thomas who had not yet seen You since before You were crucified, did not believe the other disciples as they told him that You had returned. Even though Thomas had seen and been with You so many times, Jesus, he still had to see You with his own eyes. Then, Jesus, when Thomas physically saw You and Your wounds, he said, “My Lord and my God”! Jesus, You responded by saying, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed”.
We as Christians, Lord, know that You are very real and that You created everything. We know this from the Bible which is Your guided and inspired word. Your words and actions in the Bible have never been disproven, though many have tried. Just because someone says and believes that You, Lord, don’t exist, does not mean that they speak the truth. Perhaps they never had an opportunity to know You, or they have been misinformed, or worse yet have a dislike for You, God. If a person views You in this way and won’t listen and accept the truth, then all we can do is pray for them, that someday before it’s too late their mind and heart will be opened to let the Holy Spirit enter in.
Jesus, when we believe, trust, and confess our sins to you, we feel Your presence as that burden of our sins is lifted from us and we are free of blame through total forgiveness. This is refreshing to us much like a refreshing breeze on a warm day from air that we cannot see. Even as the world comes at us with temptations and harm, we may suffer from it for a time but we know that You, Jesus, are always with us loving, guiding, and healing our mental and physical wounds. Then, when our bodies can no longer be healed and You call us home, we are confident that the struggles of this life have ended and that we are guaranteed an eternal home with You, Jesus, and all believers. A home absent of all the problems and difficulties of this life and full of the most wonderful things that we could ever imagine or dream of. This being forever.
Meanwhile for the ones that think they have to physically see You, Lord, before they will believe; unless they come to You, Jesus, truly believing and sincerely confessing their sins to You before their earthly life ends, they will be encountering someone else that they haven’t physically seen and most likely also don’t believe exist. He goes by the name of Satan. Their eternity will be the opposite of Heaven. A place much more terrible than the worst in this life and full of a horror far greater than the most frightening nightmares. This also is forever.
Thank You so much, Jesus, for Your sacrifice and the cleansing forgiveness from it so that we can be in the presence of our wonderful and loving Heavenly Father. Even though we have not physically seen You in this life, Jesus, we know that we are very blessed with your guarantee of the eternal gift of Heaven. Jesus, isn’t there something not accurate with the statement, “seeing is believing”? For all of us that follow You, Jesus, it becomes, “BELIEVING IS SEEING”!
Lord In Your Mercy
Hear Our Prayer