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 servants with your Holy Spirit that in preaching and teaching your Word they 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 their call and vocation, they may receive the crown of righteousness laid up for them by our Lord Jesus Christ.
All those affected area by Hurricanes Florence and Michael and churches who are helping with relief efforts, Grant, merciful Lord, your protection to all affected by Hurricane Florence and bless those who labor to help with relief efforts, particularly two churches in our diocese, Resurrection Church (Hope Mills, NC) and Christ Our Hope Anglican Church (Wilmington, NC), both working on the ground in their respective areas.
Pray for our Nation and those in authority
For those who have authority in our culture through influence of media, writing, music, and art: 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 refugees throughout the world: We remember before you, O God, the multitudes of refugees throughout the world, and all who are without homes and without hope. Show yourself to them in great compassion; save them from despair and bitterness of spirit; and graciously bless all that is being done for their present relief and their future security; for the sake of him who had not where to lay his head, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
Pray for the concerns of the local community
For the right use of money and material possession: O God, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ earned his bread at Nazareth by the labors of his hands, and taught us that our possessions are a trust from you: Help us to be faithful stewards of what you give; that in earning we may be just and honest, and in spending we may seek not our own but your glory and the good of others.
For the men backpacking this weekend: Father, renew and refresh them and bring them safely home to us today.
Pray for those who suffer and those in any trouble
Arnold Thackray, recovering from knee replacement surgery; for effective pain management and recovery.
Tim Morahan, husband of Dianne Martin's niece, as Tim undergoes cancer treatment; for complete healing and God’s peace.
Lora, Carrie Waffa’s mother, who fell and broke her other hip; for rest, healing, and comfort.
Meta Tibke, who broke her wrist recently; for speedy recovery and complete healing.
Andrew Pauley, wife Polly and their children, as Andrew has finished his seven weeks of chemo and radiation; for healing.
Margaret Waaler, Geoff’s mother, in rehabilitation after long illness; for healing and wisdom in treatment decisions.
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 recently, 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
We give thanks for the beauty of Creation: 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 autumn leaves. We praise you for these good gifts. Grant that we may continue to grow in our gratitude of your goodness.
Give thanks for the lives of those who have faithfully followed Christ in every age
Saint James of Jerusalem (remembered October 23rd) Grant, O God, that, following the example of your servant James the Just, brother of our Lord, your Church may give itself continually to prayer and to the reconciliation of all who are at variance and enmity; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and 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). Prayer Requests: If you have a prayer request, email Susan Beaupied (email@example.com).
Confidential Prayer Requests: If you have a confidential prayer request for the pastoral staff only, email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.