prayer candles

Prayers of the Church, March 22, 2015

Led by Christ in our journey of repentance and moved by his compassion, let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation.

Holy God, as we remember Jesus’s 40 day journey we also remember the journey of our lives. We know that we have not always turned away the devil’s temptations as
Jesus did. We ask your forgiveness and pray that you will continue to walk with us as every day we come closer to the
end of our journey. Lord, in your mercy.

 

Lord we are humbled by the love and caring shown to mankind by Jesus as he traveled his last days. May our actions and words be a sign of the forgiveness and love we have
received through the life, crucifixion and rising of our Lord and Savior on Easter morn. Lord, in your mercy.

Heavenly Father there are many living in areas of the world where Jesus is not welcome. Where religious zealots twist your words and make the lives of many a
living hell. We pray that You would bring calm and peace to these troubled people. Lord, in your mercy.

Holy Father we pray for Rev. Dr. David Lose as he leads our seminary, may his work be fruitful, helping those that You have called to be shepherds to your people reach their full potential. Lord, in your mercy.

Creator of all, we pray for our pastors Dyan Lawlor and Keith Anderson guide them throughout this Holy Season and into the
future. We ask blessings on our musicians, volunteers and lay leaders may they all be inspired by their faith, by their love of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.

Lord, in your mercy.

Blessed Lord we pray for the safety and well being of our military. We pray for our city, state and national government leaders, may they put the needs of the people before their need for power and reelection Lord, in your mercy.

Gracious Lord may the light of your son Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord shine on all in need. We ask blessings on our home bound, on those that are struggling with family and health issues and those named on our prayer list. We pray for the special people we hold close in our hearts and lift them up to you now in spoken word or silent thought. Lord, in your mercy.

- Barbara Teel