Pray for the Church, its members, and its mission

For our bishop, the Right Reverend Doctor Steve Breedlove: Almighty and everlasting God, have mercy upon your servant, Steve, our Bishop, and by your great goodness, direct him in the way of eternal salvation: that by your grace he may desire those things which are well-pleasing to you, and with all his might perform the same, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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 those suffering under the burden of debt: Father, we pray for those suffering under the burden of debt, who see no way out, and who despair for their future: give them courage in the face of their problems, clarity to make wise decisions, and faith to know that as they cry to you in their trouble, you will deliver them from their distress; bring them, O Lord, to know true freedom is only found in your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Pray for the concerns of the local community

For those living with physical limitations: O Loving Savior, you took upon yourself all of our infirmities; we pray for all in this church who live daily with physical limitations: the blind, those in pain, and the chronically ill: grant that in their suffering they may come to know the mysterious joy of sharing in your sufferings, becoming icons of faith from which all may see that by your stripes, we are healed.

Pray for those who suffer and those in any trouble

  • John Grey, recovering from a blood infection for which he was hospitalised and released this week; for healing and strength.

  • Larry Robinson, headmaster at Haw River Christian Academy, recently diagnosed with a brain tumor; for the diagnosis of it being benign to be correct and for safe removal.

  • Marsha Butler, undergoing surgery on June 20th; for healing and good health.

  • Julie, the mother of a friend of Marty Martin, undergoing cancer treatment far from home;  for effective treatment and comfort.

  • Sheila, recovering from knee surgery; for healing and recovery.

  • Margaret, Geoff’s Waaler’s mother; for increasing strength and a good transition back home.

  • Benjamin Westfall; for his lungs to get stronger, to stay free from colds and bugs, improved sleep, and clarity regarding his health.

  • Harold Neely, Matthew’s father, whose vascular dementia is worsening, and for his caregivers; for a workable plan for his care.

  • Joan Gustafson, Dianne Martin’s aunt, hospitalized for a serious heart/lung condition; wisdom for doctors, peace and comfort for her.

  • Sean Butler, recovering from hand surgery; for speedy healing for his ligaments and reversal of nerve damage.

  • Amy, Lisa McCowen’s sister, recovering from open heart surgery; for healing and effective pain control during an extended recovery.

  • Valor, infant son of Elijah and Brandi Lovejoy; for protection and health.

  • Sue Verlaan, Jack Oakes’ sister, recovering from neck surgery; for complete healing.

  • Cat McCarthy, Jack Oakes’ niece, awaiting surgery for a brain tumor which is likely benign; for patience and healing.

  • Kyle, friend of the Robinsons, who is struggling with addiction; for a complete restoration to health.

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

  • Sandy Martin, Dianne Martin’ sister-in-law, starting new rounds of chemo for 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.

  • 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 a brain tumor, leg paralysis, and severe financial stress; for peace during her limited time on earth.

  • 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

Give thanks for the gift of your faith: O Lord God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we thank you that you have called us to the knowledge and love of you and by your grace have you have placed within us the gift of faith; Increase our knowledge, stir our love, and confirm our faith in you, in this life and for evermore.

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

Ascension Day (remembered May 30): Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. 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