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 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.
Pray for the Church, its members, and its mission
For The Most Reverend Foley Beach, Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America: Almighty and everlasting God, have mercy upon your servant Foley, direct him in the way of eternal salvation: that he may be a faithful Apostle who will lead us in mission and evangelism with our brothers and sisters around the world, and who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries in North America, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Pray for our Nation and those in authority
For the right use of power: Almighty God, who has created men and women in your own image: Grant us grace to fearlessly contend against evil, and to make no peace with oppression; and, may we use what influence and power you have given us for the cause of justice in this community.
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 those in need of help: Show your loving kindness, O Lord, to all who need your help. Be with the weak to make them strong and with the strong to make them gentle. Comfort the lonely with your company and the distracted with your solitude. Prosper your Church in the fulfillment of her mighty task, and grant your blessing to all who toil for the Gospel.
Pray for those who suffer and those in any trouble
Stephanie, daughter of Rick and Kathy Salmon, diagnosed with an autoimmune disease; for effective treatment, healing, and comfort.
Holly Tosco, Nick Robinson’s sister, who had a heart attack recently; for healing, protection, and for her to find her peace in Christ.
Brandon Robinson, Nick Robinson’s brother, in hospital with lung cancer likely; for a clear diagnosis, healing, and peace.
Kelly and Riley Butler, heading to Haiti at the end of June for short-term mission work; for safety, health, protection, and that those they encounter should come to know Jesus.
Members of Grace Community Church, looking for a new church home; for healing, encouragement, and a divinely ordered path forward.
Mason Meacham; for strength and recovery for recent health issues.
Steve McClintic, Allison Martin’s father, in cardiac rehab; for healing and quiet confidence.
Andrew, with recurrence of oral cancer, for his wife, Polly, their young children, and dear friends, Allison and Marty Martin; for healing 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 recently, her husband Ben, two children, Isabella and Christian, and dear friends, the Butler family; for complete healing and God’s peace.
Bob and Joanne Macdonald, Bob Macdonald’s parents; for wisdom, healing, and provision.
Lora and Ronald, Carrie Waffa’s parents; for their health and for strength for Ted and Carrie as they care for them.
Elizabeth Snoeyink, for complete recovery from cancer.
Nicolas, eldest son of the Robinsons, who lost all of his possessions in an apartment fire in San Francisco; for God’s restoration.
Dan Munn; for recovery from pulmonary embolism, and complete healing from cancer.
Brian Gilley, diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma; for healing, peace, and God’s presence 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.
Ben Boyd; for mercy.
For those whose suffering is known only to God.
Pray thanksgivings for the blessings of this life
For faithful Christian lives: We thank you for the light of the Gospel and for those who have revealed your beauty and glory in their earthly lives. May we know that whether in the body or out of the body they are with you, and that when our earthly days come to an end, it is not that our service of you and of one another may cease, but that it may begin anew; through Him who is the Light of the World.
Give thanks for the lives of those who have faithfully followed Christ in every age
Nativity of St. John the Baptist, (remembered on June 24th): Almighty God, by whose providence your servant John the Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of your Son our Savior by preaching repentance: Make us so to follow his teaching and holy life, that we may truly repent according to his preaching; and, following his example, constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth's sake; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.