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 the persecuted church throughout the world (this week we pray for the church in China): Preserve, O God, your Church in holiness and truth, in unity and peace, free from persecution, or glorious under it; deliver your people by your mighty aid from tyranny and wrong; keep them faithful in the hour of trial; and restore to them the blessings of freedom and peace.
Pray for our Nation and those in authority
For the President of the United States and all in Civil Authority: O Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world: We commend this nation to your merciful care, that, being guided by your Providence, we may dwell secure in your peace. Grant to the President of the United States, the Governor of this State, and to all in authority, wisdom and strength to know and to do your will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, and make them ever mindful of their calling to serve this people in your fear; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Pray for the welfare of the world
For those in our world who guide and influence the thoughts of people: O God, you have taught us to pray for all those in our world with influence and power, so we pray for artists, authors, musicians, and journalists; may the work they do which affects our common life be crowned more with truth and beauty than with darkness, deceit, and despair, and give your people wisdom to know the difference.
Pray for the concerns of the local community
For pregnancies: Heavenly Father, you sent your own Son into this world. We thank you for the gift of life. Protect the unborn children and expectant mothers in our community from difficulty or illness; help us to remember that we are all your children, and so to love and nurture children to the full stature intended for them in your eternal kingdom.
Pray for those who suffer and those in any trouble
Jamey Cook’s mother, Nedra, in hospital for surgery after a car accident on Tuesday; for complete healing and a quick recovery.
Maria Seabra, kidney cyst; for relief from pain and an effective treatment plan.
The family and friends of Maxine Bryant, David Hyman’s aunt, who passed away recently; for comfort and peace.
Charlie Millard, recovering from a concussion and dealing with the symptoms of Post Concussive Syndrome; for complete healing and relief from constant nausea, headaches, and sensitivity to light.
Tim Morahan, husband of Dianne Martin's niece; for effective recovery from recent chemotherapy treatments and cancer free reports in upcoming scans.
Norman Manning, Martha Hyman’s father, in hospital; wisdom for doctors and family, for healing, mercy, and peace. .
Florence Floros, Shelby Pohlman’s grandmother, suffering from worsening dementia and a rapid decline; for God’s mercy and peace.
Jed Atkins, having difficulty with one of his knees; for healing.
Carrie Waffa’s mother, Lora, recovering after a fall; for healing, peace, and comfort.
Amy, Lisa McCowen’s sister, requiring open heart surgery soon; for peace in awaiting a difficult procedure and extended recovery.
Chris and Patricia Newton, parents of Kirstie Schraffenberger, dealing with various health issues; for recovery, healing, and grace to sustain those caring for them.
Bob and Joanne Macdonald, Bob Macdonald’s parents; for wisdom, healing, and provision.
Brandon Robinson, Nick Robinson’s brother, who has small-cell lung cancer; for effective treatment, care, and peace.
Renee Bischoff, single mom, who has developed a brain tumor, friend of Kelly Butler; for physical and financial health.
Allison Reeves, diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer, her husband Ben, two children, Isabella and Christian, and dear friends, the Butler family; for complete healing and God’s peace.
Kathy Salmon's mother Helma, suffering with Alzheimer’s disease.
Jennifer Hawkins’ uncle Nathan, near end of life; for peace and a perfect end.
Ben Boyd; for mercy.
For those whose suffering is known only to God.
Thank God for the blessings of this life
For the miracle of life: Give thanks for the birth of Fletcher Declan Fritsch and Felicity Arwen Martin this week. O God, you have taught us through your blessed Son that whoever receives a little child in the name of Christ receives Christ himself: We give thanks for the blessing you have bestowed upon this family in giving them a child. Confirm their joy by a lively sense of your presence with them, and give them calm strength and patient wisdom as they seek to bring this child to love all that is true and noble, just and pure, lovable and gracious, excellent and admirable, following the example of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Give thanks for the lives of those who have faithfully followed Christ in every age
St. Matthias, Apostle, (remembered 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.
Prayer at Holy Trinity: Interested in receiving prayer or in serving in the prayer ministry? Contact Rev. Ben Bowman (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.