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
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., Chip D., Jesiah M., Doug
Hazel, Chuck, Karen E., Jack M., Melanie I., Charlie R., Darcy E., Peggy C., Mike, Mike H., Mike T., Ronnie C., Ramiro, Ruth M., Lorrain H., Margaret
Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized
Margaret F., Chris K., Mark, Anna K., Eleanor D., Cindy B.
- For the process, person, and provision of an associate pastor
- For those who serve in the military
- For Sam
- For Tara and James
- For Mariele
- For Luis R.
- For Anna O'Brien and her 8th grade class
- For the tornado victims in Mississippi
- For Grayson B.
- For all those affected by the school shooting in Nashville
Peace and Comfort
- 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 the family and friends of Sgt. Penny Warner
- For the Opheim family
- For the family and friends of Deputy Mike Milmerstadt
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!
- Thanks and praise for the end of Matt's radiation!
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 to You in the name of your son our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Holy week is a week of emotional ups and downs. For those of us who love our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we give the greatest thanks to you, Jesus, for what you have done for us. We will always remember what you went through in this week.
The week started out with celebration and joy that first Palm Sunday on that road into Jerusalem, filled with people’s cloaks and palm branches as you, Jesus, rode in on a donkey colt. Many were shouting, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"
As the week went on, celebrations faded. Some of what took place, chief priest and scribes plotting to arrest and kill you, Jesus. Two of your disciples, one betraying you and the other denying you. Through the betrayal you, Jesus, were arrested and questioned by the chief priest and the whole council. Instead of learning from you, Jesus, and seeing that you are the promised Savior from God, in their arrogant blindness they just wanted you out of the way.
Jesus, in the middle of all of this, your love showed through as you and the disciples partook in the eating of bread and drinking of wine as your body and blood given and shed for the forgiveness of all of our sins. Jesus, we thank you for our opportunities to receive this sacred blessing.
After you, Jesus, had been turned over to Pilate, he could not find any wrong done by you. Multiple times before the crowd of people that he allowed to judge, between a totally innocent person, Jesus, and a convicted murderer, Barabbas. First, the crowd chose for the release of Barabbas and the crucifixion of Jesus. Two other times Pilate asked, "Why?" The crowd kept getting louder each time shouting, “Crucify him.” When we take a good look at ourselves and all of the sins that we have committed, knowing that it took the death of Jesus for our sins to be forgiven in order to be saved, we also in effect are guilty of shouting, “Crucify him.”
Then for you, Jesus, a crown of thorns on your head, the mocking towards you, the spitting on you, the savage beating and whipping you received, after which you were forced to carry your heavy cross as far as you could. Nails the size of large spikes were driven through your hands and feet in attachment to that cross, being placed in the middle of two others paying their deserved punishment; the mocking and torment continued. Jesus, you cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Taking on yourself all of the sins of the world, your Father in Heaven had to be separated from you, Jesus, because of those sins, which you committed, not even one. How crushing it must have felt, Jesus, to be carrying all of this alone.
Yet throughout all of this your love for all continued. From the cross you said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” When one of the criminals beside you, Jesus, admitted his guilt and knowing that you were innocent said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom,” you told him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Jesus, seeing your mother Mary watching all of this, you made sure that she would be cared for the rest of her life.
With the sacrifice for our sins about to be completed you, Jesus, said, “It is finished,” and in a loud voice said “Father into your hands I commit my spirit!” Then you breathed your last. Your body, Jesus, was placed in a tomb. Scripture lets us know that you, Jesus, saw the devil, informing him that you had defeated him, which gave the devil the message that he cannot have anyone who follows you, Jesus.
On the third day the first Easter came. What was thought of at first as the stolen body of you, Jesus, turned out to be your defeat of death by your resurrection and eventual ascension into Heaven, reuniting with your Father, God, our Heavenly Father. This opened the way to Heaven for all who believe and trust in you, Jesus; then having true sorrow for their sins, and a sincere confession to you, Jesus, you let our Heavenly Father know and just like on the cross, “Father forgive them”. God then wipes away all of our sins totally cleansing and purifying us. We give thanks to you, Jesus, for taking those sins away from us. When that day arrives for our time in this life to end, Jesus, with that amazing love for us you will lead us to our eternal home. In the permanent presence of our Triune God, we will reside in a paradise free from all of the pain, suffering, and sins of this world and be filled with beauty and peace and joy and happiness and yes, complete and total love forever.
Lord In Your Mercy
Hear Our Prayer