Prayers of the People

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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

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


Pray for the Church, its members, and its mission

For our bishop, The Right Reverend Doctor Steve Breedlove and his wife Sally: O Lord God Almighty, who so richly gave your Holy Apostles the gifts of the Holy Spirit, pour out your same Spirit on your servants who minister and lead in your holy name; that in all their words and deeds may seek your glory and the increase of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Pray for our Nation and those in authority

For peace in our nation: We pray for peace and commit to you all who work to uphold justice in our world today. We pray for an end to fear, for comfort and support to those who suffer, that people may go about their lives in safety and peace.

Pray for the welfare of the world

For those dealing with mental illness: O heavenly Father, have mercy on all who are living with mental illness. Restore their minds and give them health and peace.

Pray for the concerns of the local community

For those in our community facing the cold without sufficient shelter, clothing, or food:  Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them. Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow into joy.

For UNC Students and others traveling during the holidays: O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: Preserve those who travel; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger;

and bring them in safety to their journey's end.

Pray for those who suffer and those in any trouble

  • Chris and Patricia Newton, parents of Kirstie Schraffenberger, dealing with various health issues; for recovery, healing, and grace to sustain those caring for them.

  • Marty Martin, with a concussion, back injury, and other injuries from an October car accident; for relief from pain and complete healing.

  • Jack Kirby; for healing and recovery.

  • Marsha Butler, recovering from pneumonia; for a complete and speedy recovery.

  • Carrie Waffa’s mother, Lora, with subdural hematoma after a recent fall; for healing, peace, and comfort.

  • Jim Brady, Nick Robinson’s friend, dealing with cancer diagnosis and treatment; for comfort and healing.

  • Geoff Waaler, dealing with issues with Edgar his service dog; for grace.

  • Tim Morahan, husband of Dianne Martin's niece, as Tim undergoes cancer treatment; for complete healing and God’s peace.

  • Brittany and Scarlett Mann, friends of Nick Robinson; for protection.

  • Andrew Pauley, wife Polly and their children, as Andrew has finished his seven weeks of chemo and radiation; for healing.  

  • Bob and Joanne Macdonald, Bob Macdonald’s parents; for wisdom, healing, and provision.

  • Elizabeth Snoeyink, for complete recovery from cancer.

  • 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.

  • 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 the diversity of races and culture: O God, who created all peoples in your image, we thank you for the wonderful diversity of races and cultures in this world. Enrich our lives by ever-widening circles of fellowship, and show us your presence in those who differ most from us, until our knowledge of your love is made perfect in our love for all your children.

Give thanks for the lives of those who have faithfully followed Christ in every age

Lillian Trasher, Missionary in Egypt, 1961, (remembered Dec 19th):God, whose everlasting arms support the universe: We thank you for moving the heart of Lillian Trasher to heroic hospitality on behalf of orphaned children in great need, and we pray that we also may find our hearts awakened and our compassion stirred to care for your little ones, through the example of our Savior Jesus Christ and by the energy of your Holy Spirit, who broods over the world like a mother over her children; for they live and reign with you, 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 ( 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