O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns,
one God, for ever and ever. (Book of Common Prayer 1979)
Let us pray to the Lord, who is slow to anger and rich in mercy.
During this Lenten time of prayer, fasting and self-examination, let us pray that the Church may be strengthened for its mission to those who need the Gospel.
We pray for our friends in Christ in Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ
We also pray for St. Timothy’s (Episcopal) in Houston, TX.
Holy God, the effects of sin are all around us. Let your healing grace and mercy reach out to all those in need. Restore everything that is broken in our lives to wholeness.
We pray for the people of Luxembourg and for an increase in the mission of the Church there.
Let those who are sick, suffering or in any need know of your healing power in their difficulty.
Healing: Ora Lee Townsend, Betty Hughes, Elmer Long (healing); Sue Simmons (surgery); Lali’s grandfather (high blood pressure, high blood sugar, pneumonia); Louis Peterson (may require a pacemaker prior to surgery); Amber (pneumonia, one lung totally filled); Fran and sister (medical tests); Ed (fluid around heart); Charlie F. (mesothelioma); Pedro (healing); Tracy (problems after dialysis); AJ (m, injured, moving into a care facility, needs to quit smoking); Michael (recent bone marrow transplant); Julie (on life support, showing signs of recovery); Skip (lost a foot because of diabetes); Preston (age 6, brain tumor and immune system issues); Jamie (her baby is due in June); Rosemary (brain tumor); Tom and Ken (healing); Ruth (nausea, bad back); Robert (upcoming back surgery); Shawn (severe depression); Donnie Joe Pritchett (kidney cancer)
Other needs: Anna Hutcheson (recently scammed); Tammy G’s husband (taking a test for a job); Tammy G.’s ex-husband (bad finances, going on disability); Heidi D. (must move in 8 weeks, needs a cat-friendly place); Tom (needs work); Gerrie’s grandson (healing, job, child custody outcome); Lex Rogers (health, job needs); a family who lost a baby; restoration of a relationship; Suda (f, upcoming exams); James and daughter Vicki (need housing); Russell (needs a steady job); Dave Sproat (needs a job); Jill and fiancee Phil (Phil lost his job); Krestine De Asis
Let the faithful departed, especially Bill Von Ende; Pastor Matayo Kachili rest in peace, bring a knowledge and assurance of your love to those who mourn, especially Elizabeth, Daniel and Jonathan (Bill’s family); Cathy (recently lost her mother)and keep all of us who pray in everlasting life.
We also praise you for the blessings in our lives, that we and the whole Church may eagerly look forward to rejoicing at Resurrection Day.
Kitty W. (out of the hospital); Sarah (doing well after another transplant); Luke (cancer appears to be gone); Pastor Ron (got a new car)
Almighty and everlasting God, we thank you for your servant Chad, whom you called to preach the Gospel to the Celtic people. Raise up in this and every land evangelists and heralds of your kingdom, that your Church may proclaim the unsearchable riches of our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. (Book of Common Prayer 1979)