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 Holy Trinity: Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church.

Pray for our Nation and those in authority

For an end to racism in our nation: O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples and races of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and those who are near:  Look with compassion on the whole human family across our nation; show us how to respond to our hurts and suffering in a holy way; shed abroad your Spirit on those who have lost faith, hope and trust in you and one another; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in the bonds of love; and work through our struggles and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that in your good time all peoples and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne.

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 the unemployed or underemployed or for those worried about their work: We commend to your care those suffering through lack of work or concern for future employment, support and strengthen them, open doors for profitable employment, provide for their needs that your people may be set free from want and fear.

Pray for those who suffer and those in any trouble

  • Norman Manning, Martha Hyman’s father and her mother Gwen; for healing for Norman and strength for Gwen as she cares for him.

  • Michelle Cannon’s father; for healing.

  • Florence Floros, Shelby Pohlman’s grandmother, suffering from worsening dementia and a rapid decline; for God’s mercy and peace.

  • Karin, Owen Moss’s sister, who is having hip replacement surgery this week; for her surgeon to have wisdom and for Karin’s leg bone to be strong enough to accept the implant.

  • Carrie Waffa’s mother, Lora, recovering after a recent fall; for healing, peace, and comfort.

  • Amy, Lisa McCowen’s sister, anticipating open heart surgery next spring; for peace in anticipating a difficult procedure and extended recovery time.

  • Chris and Patricia Newton, parents of Kirstie Schraffenberger, dealing with various health issues; for recovery, healing, and grace to sustain those caring for them.

  • Nancy Robinson’s niece, Cristen, undergoing surgery for thyroid cancer; for complete healing and peace for her family.

  • Tim Morahan, husband of Dianne Martin's niece, as Tim undergoes cancer treatment; for complete healing and God’s peace.

  • Brittany and Scarlett Mann, friends of Nick Robinson; for protection.

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

  • 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.

Pray thanksgivings for the blessings of this life

For the faithfulness of the Lord in his provision for this church: We thank you, Lord, for the material resources which support your life and witness here at Holy Trinity, for those who have given them, and for those who help to use them responsibly in your service. May we use your gifts creatively, faithfully, wisely, boldly; and may our constant aim be the furtherance of your kingdom.

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

Confession of St. Peter, the Apostle, (remembered January 18th): Almighty Father, who inspired Simon Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as Messiah and Son of the living God: Keep your Church steadfast upon the rock of this faith, so that in unity and peace we may proclaim the one truth and follow the one Lord, our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. 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