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 Archbishop Foley Beach: Most merciful Father, empower your servant with your Holy Spirit that in preaching your Word he 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 his call and vocation, he may receive the crown of righteousness laid up by our Lord Jesus Christ.

Pray for our Nation and those in authority

For the President of the United States and all in Civil Authority: O Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world: We commend this nation to your merciful care, that, being guided by your Providence, we may dwell secure in your peace. Grant to the President of the United States, the Governor of this State, and to all in authority, wisdom and strength to know and to do your will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, and make them ever mindful of their calling to serve this people in your fear; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Pray for the welfare of the world

For refugees, victims of war, and for those who find themselves to be strangers in strange lands: Lord God, no one is a stranger to you and no one is ever far from your loving care. In your kindness, watch over refugees and victims of war, and those separated from their loved ones. Make wars to end, we earnestly pray. Use your Church and all with resources and power to care for the needs of the suffering. Help us always to show your kindness to strangers and to all in need.

Pray for the concerns of the local community

For farmers: Give, O Lord, to all who till the ground the wisdom and desire to care for this land. Give to farmers and laborers the desire to work together in the spirit of justice and goodwill. And grant that the fruits of your bountiful earth may not be hoarded by the selfish or wasted by the foolish, but that all may share abundantly in your harvest.

Pray for those who suffer and those in any trouble

  • Andrew Pauley, wife Polly and their children, as Andrew is in the midst of 7 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.

  • David Federman, fiance of Lydia Granger, recovering from a stroke; for complete recovery.

  • Mark Robinson, in New York City for a month-long internship; for continued good health, safety, and valuable experiences.

  • Kirk Nelson’s sister,  Jennifer, who had a massive stroke, and for her daughter, Kaylene; for healing, restoration, and peace.

  • Carrie Waffa's mother, Lora, recovering from surgery for a broken hip; for rest, healing, and comfort.

  • Joe Perrotta, Ashlie Campbell’s father, diagnosed with treatable prostate cancer; for effective treatment and healing.

  • Stephanie, daughter of Rick and Kathy Salmon, who has an autoimmune disease; for effective treatment, healing, and comfort.

  • Brandon Robinson, Nick Robinson’s brother, who has small-cell lung cancer; for effective treatment, care, and peace.

  • Members of Grace Community Church, looking for a new church home; for healing and a divinely ordered path forward.

  • 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

For Holy Trinity: O God, from living and chosen stones you prepare an everlasting dwelling place for your majesty. We give you thanks for building this church through the prayers and labors of your chosen servants. Grant that in the power of the Holy Spirit we may always be found faithful in proclaiming your Gospel in word, sacrament, and deed; may those who serve you here always be kept within your presence, and kindle in us a deeper desire to see your kingdom come in this community.

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

Saint Matthew, the Evangelist (remembered September 21st) We thank you, heavenly Father, for the witness of your apostle and evangelist Matthew to the Gospel of your Son our Savior; and we pray that, after his example, we may with ready wills and hearts obey the calling of our Lord to follow him; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.