Prayers of the Bride of Christ for January 16, 2022

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 the witness of Martin Luther King, Jr., 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 and musicians; for Stephen Ministers; for the people of God, and for all people according to their needs.  [Pause]

A: Holy Father, preserve your Son’s Bride, the Church, claimed in Holy Baptism. Make it her constant joy and delight to preach the Good News of forgiveness in her Savior to poor sinners. Lord, in Your mercy,

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A: Generous Father, we bless you for the gift of every life, born and unborn. Preserve from evil all pregnant women and their babies especially Sarah Knoll and her daughter. We give you thanks for the birthdays of Bonnie Berg; Mike Harrington; Alan Hunsberger; Bill Baldwin; Donna Adams; Bill Rose; Dorian Farmer; Pr. Sam Zumwalt; Travis Johns; Teresa Hall; Lucy Hieronymus; Mike Murrill; Kandy Jones; Elaine Brown Mattes; Addie Adamec; Ana Maria Jackson; Ken Manning; & Rick Fritz.  Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Gracious Father, strengthen and give your gladness to all married couples and their families, especially those celebrating wedding anniversaries: Charles & Darlene Schucker; Joe & Mary Huppmann; Ken & Jenny Manning; Jim & Karen Burton. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Kind Father, give courage and endurance to all who are sick or in any need, especially: Howard & Lani Beuerman; Barbara Duff; Mary Huppmann; Peggy Davis; Greg Adams; Joel Peterson; Joe Rumsey; Nate Holway; John Tullous; John Goss; Melissa Lawhorn; Harry & Carol Comeskey; Denis Hall; Matthew Hall; Nora Rutland; Peggy Barr; David Hunsberger; Alexandra Schwartz; Brigitte Walters; Megan McKinney; Cannon Helms; Arthur & Barbara Moore; Maureen Richey; Vivian Alexander; Sue & Terry Miller; Bishop Mayfield; Stan Brunt, Sr.; Sandra Marshburn; Gretchen Donaldson; Caroland MacFarlane; Gene & Marian Poythress; Jim Harshbarger; Joanne Johnson; for the suffering and the dying; for the grieving especially the family of Lib McCombs Glover and for those we name aloud or in the silence of our hearts…. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Merciful Father, as your beloved Son transformed water into wine at Cana, so we thank you that here, at your Table, your gifts of bread and wine will become your Son’s very Body and most Precious Blood for the forgiveness of our sins, and will make us fit partakers in repentance and faith. Lord, in Your mercy,

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Pastor: Into your hands, dear Father, we commend all for whom we pray trusting in your mercy; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever Amen.