Prayers of the Bride of Christ at the Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ

A: Let us pray with the Lord Jesus Christ for the unity and renewal of His Church on earth, for Bishops Eaton and Smith; for Francis, Bartholomew, and all bishops; for all pastors including Samuel Zumwalt, Marvin Schedler, Robert Kuppler; Peter Hoyer, Michael Bergbower; Joel Kettner; for our seminarian, Robert Shivers; for all church workers; for Stephen Ministers; for the people of God, and for all people according to their needs.  [Pause]

A: Heavenly Father, we pray for your Church on earth, the Bride of Christ: fill her with a holy fear at the resurrection of your Son, that we would tremble no longer before the grave but rejoice and live in the truth of Your power to save. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Almighty God, frustrate the forces of evil and do not let our elected leaders cooperate with them or further their goals. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Generous Father, we thank you for the gift of life in this world, born and unborn, and especially for the birth of Abigail Kate Harrington. Guard and keep in safety all pregnant women and their babies, especially remembering Diana Stacy, Arielle Nelson, and their children. We give you thanks for the birthdays of Joy Shaver; Harrison Rutland; Amy Bell; Curt Stansbury; Alan Richey; Kyle Price; Leslie Bergbower; Ellen James; Ethan Gains; and Brayden Lupo. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Gracious Father, bless our homes, that parents and children may serve one another faithfully and grow in instruction and faith until life’s end. We remember husbands and wives marking their wedding anniversaries: Charles & Kim Smith; Ken & Colleen Johns. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Kind Father, have mercy on the sick and those in any need, especially: Joel Peterson; Darlene Schucker; Mandy Harrington; Barbara Duff; Ruth Smith; John Raia; Megan McKinney; Peggy Barr; Randy Magruder; Mark Hooker; Barbara Colton; Al Roller; Ed Ludacer; Patti Macino; Bonnie Berg; Maureen Richey; Denis Hall; Margaret French; Cary Murphrey; Dusty Pilcher; Jane Dove; Kris Ludacer; Kris Auch; Joanne Johnson; Fran Perry; Maggie Hoyer; Kay Thompson; Arthur Pease; Doris Ullman; Lani Beuerman; Vivian Alexander; Arthur & Barbara Moore; Sue & Terry Miller; Bishop Mayfield; Stan Brunt, Sr.; John Cook; Tony Hughes; Micki and Laura Matthess; for the persecuted Church; for an end to the pandemic; for those suffering and for the dying; for those who mourn especially Barbara Keyl and family at the death of her brother, Pr. Rudy Keyl; and those we name aloud or silently…. According to your will, grant to the sick and suffering renewed health as a foretaste of their eternal healing in the Risen Lord Jesus. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Loving Father, give us joy in Your Son’s great victory feast as we eat Your Son’s true body and drink His blood for the forgiveness of sins. Lord, in your mercy,

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Pastor: All these things and whatever else you know that we need, grant us, Father, for the sake of Him who died and rose again and now lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God forever. C: Amen.