Prayers of the People
The following prayers will be used during the Prayers of the People this coming Sunday. Continue to offer these petitions throughout the coming week. If you would like to add a petition to our prayers for those who suffer and those in any trouble, please send it along to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to add a petition to our prayers for those who suffer and those in any trouble, please send it along to email@example.com.
Pray for the Church, its members, and its mission
For Bishop Thad Barnum and his wife Erilynne: Most merciful Father, empower your servant with your Holy Spirit that in preaching your Word he may proclaim your truth; reprove and rebuke with all patience and sound doctrine; and may be a wholesome example in word, in conversation, in love, in faith, and in purity, that, faithfully fulfilling his call and vocation, he may receive the crown of righteousness laid up by our Lord Jesus Christ.
Pray for our Nation and those in authority
For our government officials: Guide, O Lord, all those lead the government of this nation; and grant to them at this time special gifts of wisdom and understanding, of counsel and strength; that they may consider all questions calmly in their deliberations, and act wisely and promptly, upholding what is right, abhorring what is wrong, and performing that which is just, so that in all things your will may be done.
Pray for the welfare of the world
For refugees, victims of war, and for those who find themselves to be strangers in strange lands: Lord God, no one is a stranger to you and no one is ever far from your loving care. In your kindness, watch over refugees and victims of war, and those separated from their loved ones. Make wars to end, we earnestly pray. Use your Church and all with resources and power to care for the needs of the suffering. Help us always to show your kindness to strangers and to all in need.
Pray for the concerns of the local community
For those suffering from depression, anxiety, or any mental anguish: O God of peace, who has taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength: By the might of your Spirit lift those who suffer to your presence, where they may be still and know that you are God.
Pray for those who suffer and those in any trouble
Holy Trinity youth and their leaders on retreat at Kure Beach this weekend; for safety, fun, community, and blessed time with the Lord.
Sean Butler, running more than 200 miles across Haiti this week to raise money to help families there; for strength in every stride.
The family of Rick Grey, brother of John Grey; for God to be the God of all comfort and peace.
The family of Joel Barnes, son of Barbara Barnes; for God to be the God of all comfort and peace.
Will Pohlman, who has an injured ankle and foot; for healing.
Dalen O’Brien, son of Eddie O’Brien; for healing.
Jenny, sister of Kelly Butler; for total healing of melanoma.
Olivia Jane, newborn granddaughter of the Salmons, born prematurely and in NICU; for health and strength.
Mark Robinson; thanksgiving for good results from recent scans and for continued recovery, encouragement, and strength.
Elizabeth Snoeyink, diagnosed with cancer; for complete recovery.
The Clark family, transitioning to new work and ministry in St. Louis; blessings and healing after a difficult time in Puerto Rico.
Margie Woolsey, in hospice care; for the peace that comes only from Christ.
Nicolas, eldest son of the Robinsons, who lost all of his possessions in an apartment fire in San Francisco; for God’s restoration.
Meta Tibke’s friend, Kathy Legnaoili, recently diagnosed with Stage IV liver cancer, for healing and peace.
Dan Munn; for recovery from pulmonary embolism, and complete healing from cancer.
Bob and Joanne Macdonald, Bob Macdonald’s parents, dealing with health\aging issues; for wisdom, healing, and provision.
Kelly Butler, recovering from knee surgery; for healing and full recovery.
Brian Gilley, diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma; for healing, peace, and God’s presence for his family.
Sally Breedlove’s brother Bobby, fighting advanced cancer; for healing, peace, and mercy.
Mason Meacham; for encouragement, good health, and consistent supports for his family.
Kathy Salmon's mother Helma, suffering with Alzheimer’s disease.
Jennifer Hawkins’ uncle Nathan, near end of life; for peace and a perfect end.
Lora and Ronald, Carrie Waffa’s parents; for their health and for strength for Ted and Carrie as they care for them.
Ben Boyd; for mercy.
For those whose suffering is known only to God.
Pray thanksgivings for the blessings of this life
For the beauty of the Earth: We give you thanks, most gracious God, for the beauty of earth and sky and sea; for the richness of mountains, plains, and rivers; for the songs of birds and the loveliness of flowers. We praise you for these good gifts, and pray that we may safeguard them for our posterity. Grant that we may continue to grow in our grateful enjoyment of your abundant creation.
Give thanks for the lives of those who have faithfully followed Christ in every age
Saint Matthias the Apostle (February 24th): Almighty God, who in the place of Judas chose your faithful servant Matthias to be numbered among the Twelve: Grant that your Church, being delivered from false apostles, may always be guided and governed by faithful and true pastors; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.