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 our diocese: O God, by your grace you have called us in this Diocese to be a good and godly fellowship of faith. Bless our Bishops, and other clergy, and all our people. Grant that your Word may be truly preached and truly heard, your Sacraments faithfully administered and faithfully received. By your Spirit, fashion our lives according to the example of your Son, and grant that we may show the power of your love to all among whom we live; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Pray for our Nation and those in authority
For those who influence our culture: Almighty God, you proclaim your truth in every age by many voices: Direct, in our time, we pray, those who speak where many listen and write what many read; that they may do their part in making the heart of this people wise, its mind sound, and its will righteous; to the honor of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Pray for the welfare of the world
For the impoverished and hungry: Heavenly Father, who by your blessed Son taught us to ask of you our daily bread: Have compassion on those who have been brought to poverty and hunger. Relieve their distress; make plain the way of help; and grant your grace unto us all, that we may bear one another's burdens according to your will.
Pray for the concerns of the local community
For the Discouraged and Downcast: O God, almighty and merciful, you heal the broken-hearted, and turn the sadness of the sorrowful to joy; Let your fatherly goodness be upon all whom you have made. Remember in pity all those who are this day destitute, homeless, elderly, infirm, or forgotten. Bless the multitude of your poor. Lift up those who are cast down. Mightily befriend innocent sufferers, and sanctify to them the endurance of their wrongs. Cheer with hope all who are discouraged and downcast, and by your heavenly grace preserve from falling those whose poverty tempts them to sin. Though they be troubled on every side, suffer them not to be distressed; though they are perplexed, save them from despair. Grant this, O Lord, for the love of him who for our sakes became poor, your Son our Savior Jesus Christ.
Pray for those who suffer and those in any trouble
Amy, Lisa McCowen’s sister, whose open heart surgery has been delayed; for health and peace while she waits.
Bob and Joanne Macdonald, Bob Macdonald’s parents; for wisdom, healing, and provision.
Holy Trinity youth and their leaders at a youth lock in this weekend; for safety, fun, community, and blessed time with the Lord.
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 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.
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
A general thanksgiving: Almighty God and merciful Father, we give you humble and hearty thanks for all your goodness and loving kindness to us and to all people. We praise you for creating and sustaining us and for all the blessings of this life; but above all for your amazing love in redeeming the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, giving us grace and the hope of glory. Give us such a sense of all your goodness, that we may be truly thankful and may praise you not only with our lips, but in our lives.
Give thanks for the lives of those who have faithfully followed Christ in every age
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr, 1556 (remembered March 21st): Merciful God, through the work of Thomas Cranmer you renewed the worship of your Church by restoring the language of the people, and through his death you revealed your power in human weakness: Grant that by your grace we may always worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ, our only Mediator and Advocate, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and 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.