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 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 from depression, anxiety, or any mental anguish: O God of peace, who has taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength: By the might of your Spirit lift those who suffer to your presence, where they may be still and know that you are God.

Pray for the concerns of the local community

For Marriages: O gracious and everliving God, you have created us male and female in your image: Look mercifully upon those who are joined together in Holy Matrimony and assist them with your grace, that with true fidelity and steadfast love they may honor and keep the promises and vows they make, that you may be glorified through them and so reveal your good purposes for Holy Matrimony to the world.

ll us with zeal to work together for the benefit of your Church in this community, and for the advancement of your kingdom.

Pray for those who suffer and those in any trouble

  • For Nina and Matt Jass as they anticipate the birth of their baby; for a safe and healthy delivery.

  • Kirk Nelson’s family as they mourn the recent loss of his sister Jennifer; for comfort, and for provision for her teenage daughter, Kaylene.

  • Lee Hilts, for upcoming surgery; healing and prayer.

  • Arnold Thackray, recovering from knee replacement surgery; for effective pain management and recovery.

  • The family of Joe Perotta, Ashlie Campbell’s father, who passed away; for comfort and peace.

  • 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; 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

For our recent Annual Synod of the Diocese of Christ Our Hope Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, thank you for your presence with those who took counsel at Synod for the renewal and mission of your Church, for teaching us in all things to seek first your honor and glory, for guiding us to perceive what is right, and for granting us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it.

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

Thanksgiving Day: Almighty and gracious Father, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.