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 email@example.com.
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.
Pray for the Church, its members, and its mission
For Bishop 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.
For Bruce and Sarah Clark and family, ministering in Puerto Rico: Merciful Lord, help and comfort all who have been impacted by this disaster; bless those who labor to find and care for victims, heal the wounded, and give to those who have lost loved ones and homes the comfort that comes only through the One who both heals and makes suffering Holy, your Son 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 the various conflicts in the Middle East: Where there is hatred, give love; where there is injury, grant healing; where there is distrust, restore faith; where there is sorrow, renew hope; where there is darkness, let there be light; may your disciples serve as effective witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer.
Pray for the concerns of the local community
For youth: Come, Holy Spirit, and daily increase in your servants your gifts of grace, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, wise counsel and sound minds, the spirit of knowledge and true godliness; and, by your grace, bind them ever more closely to you and keep them steadfast to the end.
Pray for those who suffer and those in any trouble
The family of Alfred Griebling, Lisa McCowen’s paternal grandfather; for God to be the God of all comfort and peace.
Wes Carroll, recovering from heart surgery; for perfect healing and recovery.
Marsha Butler; for healing and wellness.
Luke Washington, experiencing undiagnosed health issues; for a way forward towards healing.
Allyson Babin, having major heart surgery; for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.
Margaret Waaler, Geoff Waaler’s mother, for recovery from a minor stroke.
Dan Munn; for effective treatments and complete healing.
Rick Allenbaugh, Kelly Butler’s father; for recovery from heart surgery.
Kirk Nelson; for speedy recovery from surgery to repair a badly broken leg.
Kelly Butler, injured knee; for healing and upcoming surgery on October 31st.
Sally Breedlove’s brother Bobby, fighting advanced cancer; for healing, peace, and mercy.
Mark Robinson; for continued recovery, encouragement, and strength.
Mason Meacham; for encouragement, good health, and consistent supports 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.
The family of Firas Barakat, a friend of the Bonners, who has family travelling to and living in Syria; for safety and protection.
Lora and Ronald, Carrie Waffa’s parents; for their health and for strength for Ted and Carrie as they care for them.
Ben Boyd; for mercy.
For those whose suffering is known only to God.
Pray thanksgivings for the blessings of this life
For the Diversity of Races and Cultures: O God, who created all peoples in your image, we thank you for the wonderful diversity of races and cultures in this world. Enrich our lives by ever-widening circles of fellowship, and show us your presence in those who differ most from us, until our knowledge of your love is made perfect in our love for all your children; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Give thanks for the lives of those who have faithfully followed Christ in every age
Saint James of Jerusalem (remembered October 23): 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.