Pray for the Church, its members, and its mission
For the Church throughout the world this Holy Week: O Lord Christ, by whose condemnation we are acquitted, in whose death we have life, and whose cross is our hope, keep us mindful of your boundless love and when we are called, like Simon of Cyrene, to bear the cross, make us to rejoice that we are counted worthy to suffer for your sake and unite what we offer with your perfect sacrifice, through the merits of your eternal redemption.
Pray for our Nation and those in authority
For those who influence our culture: Almighty God, who proclaimed your eternal truth by the voice of prophets and evangelists: Direct and bless, we pray, those who in this our generation speak where many listen and write what many read and create what many see; that they may do their part in making the heart of the people wise, their minds sound, and wills righteous; to the honor of Christ our Lord.
Pray for the welfare of the world
For peace among the nations: Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Pray for the concerns of the local community
For Christians in this community: Teach them, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to look for rest, to labor and not to ask any reward save that of knowing that they are doing your will.
Pray for those who suffer and those in any trouble
Benjamin Westfall, born last week; for his lungs to get stronger, improved nighttime sleep, and clarity regarding his health.
Harold Neely, Matthew’s father, whose vascular dementia is worsening, and for his caregivers; for a workable plan for his care.
Sean Butler, recovering from hand surgery; for speedy healing for his ligaments and reversal of nerve damage.
Amy, Lisa McCowen’s sister, recovering from open heart surgery; for complete healing and effective pain management during an extended recovery.
Valor, infant son of Elijah and Brandi Lovejoy; for protection and health.
Margaret, mother of Geoff Waaler; for healing and health.
For the family of Florence Floros, Shelby Pohlman’s grandmother, who recently passed away; for God’s peace and comfort.
The family of Allison Reeves, her husband Ben, two young children, Isabella and Christian; for God’s peace and comfort.
Sue Verlaan, Jack Oakes’ sister, recovering from neck surgery; for complete healing.
Cat McCarthy, Jack Oakes’ niece, awaiting treatment for a brain tumor which is likely benign; for patience and healing.
Mason Meacham, who moved to a facility in VA; for a good and easy transition.
Kyle, friend of the Robinsons, who is struggling with addiction; for a complete restoration to health.
Bob and Joanne Macdonald, Bob Macdonald’s parents; for wisdom, healing, and provision.
Sandy Martin, Dianne Martin’ sister-in-law, with a third occurrence of lung cancer; for continued healing.
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 and good reports in scans.
Norman Manning, Martha Hyman’s father, in hospital; wisdom for doctors and family, for healing, 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.
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.
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
We give thanks for the musicians who lead us in worship each Lord’s Day: O God, whom saints and angels delight to worship in heaven: Be ever present with your servants who seek through art and music to perfect the praises offered by your people on earth; and grant to them even now glimpses of your beauty, and make them worthy at length to behold it unveiled for evermore.
Give thanks for the lives of those who have faithfully followed Christ in every age
For our Lord, whose Passion we remember this Holy Week: Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Prayer at Holy Trinity: Interested in receiving prayer or in serving in the prayer ministry? Contact Rev. Ben Bowman (email@example.com). 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.