Prayers of the Bride of Christ for July 24, 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 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, grant to your Church on earth an extra measure of your Holy Spirit: that your people may live faithfully and confidently within the covenant of their Baptism into Christ. Lord, in Your mercy,
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A: Generous Father, we thank you for the birth of Evelyn Collins Knoll and for every life, born and unborn. Preserve from evil all pregnant women and their babies especially Bryanna Johnson and Lauren Capozio; and their children. We give you thanks for the birthdays of Nancy Fauser; Dave Davis; Garrison Beall; Harry Comeskey; Clare Zumwalt; & Sherri Hiler. Lord, in your mercy,
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A: Gracious Father, we ask your blessing upon those joined in Christian marriage: that they may be signs of the love Christ has for His Bride, the Church. Grant them grace to give faithful witness to children of the great value of Christian marriage. We give thanks for those celebrating wedding anniversaries: Gary & Sonja Stroehl; David & Connie Forler; Lon & Nell Ostby. Lord, in your mercy,
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A: Compassionate Father, show your great mercy to all who are in need, especially, the Ukrainian people; Charles Schucker; Barbara Keyl; Dave Sundberg; Bill Baldwin; Bev Hunsberger; Ron Bloom; Robert Shaffer; Wilhelmina Stanland; Kay Thompson; Ed Ludacer; Harry & Carol Comeskey; Elaine Mattes; Ken Manning; Lois Kuppler; Kay Geuder; Patti Macino; Carolyn Hooker; Megan McKinney; Joel Peterson; Denis Hall; Bob Benjamin; Marti Felter; Barbara Duff; John Tullous; Howard & Lani Beuerman; Arthur & Barbara Moore; Nate Holway; Matthew Hall; Nora Rutland; Peggy Barr; David Hunsberger; Alexandra Schwartz; Brigitte Walters; Vivian Alexander; Sue & Terry Miller; Barbara & Don Butzin; Sandra Marshburn; Gretchen Donaldson; Leslie Long; Alice Copeland; Heidi Baldwin; Bobby Roberts; Ashley Lawson; Robert Sido; Lori Aguirre; Barbara Spadafora; and Lacy; those fighting Covid; the suffering and the dying; the grieving especially the families and friends of Maureen Richey; and those we name aloud or in the silence of our hearts…. Lord, in your mercy,
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A: Merciful Father, deepen our hunger and thirst for the true Body and most precious Blood of your Son Jesus Christ: that we may, at last, arrive at the joyous marriage feast of the Lamb. 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.