Prayers of the Bride of Christ for June 19, 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, Holy Son, Holy Spirit, we call upon you as the one eternal God and look to you alone as our only Help. Grant to your Church true faith and a right use of freedom in Christ. Lord, in Your mercy,

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A: Generous Father, we thank you for the gift of our fathers, grandfathers, godfathers, those who provide fatherly care, and for every life, born and unborn. Preserve from evil all pregnant women and their babies especially Sarah Knoll, Lauren Thornburg, Bryanna Johnson; Lauren Capozio; and their children. We give you thanks for the birthdays of David Rutland; Linda Banning; Joel Peterson; John Raia; Regina Ryder; & Kris Hall.  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. We give thanks for those celebrating wedding anniversaries: Raewyn & Adam McCombs. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Compassionate Father, be merciful to all whose need is great, especially the Ukrainian people; Annie Jewell, Sherry Andrew; Kris Hall, Erika Braje, Peggy Davis; Madelyn Hansen; Maureen Richey; Harry & Carol Comeskey; Bill Baldwin; Elaine Mattes; Ken Manning; Jackie Philips; Samantha Sundberg; Lois Kuppler; Kay Geuder; Patti Macino; Margaret French; Pr. Rob Moore; Kay Thompson; Carolyn Hooker; Megan McKinney; Joel Peterson; Denis Hall; Bob Benjamin; Marti Felter; Barbara Duff; John Tullous; Howard & Lani Beuerman; Arthur & Barbara Moore; Nate Holway; John Goss; 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; Amy Kelm; and Lacy; those fighting Covid; the suffering and the dying; the grieving especially the victims of violence; and those we name aloud or in the silence of our hearts…. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Almighty Father, as our country celebrates Juneteenth, keep us mindful of the sacrifices of those who fought and died that the promises made in our national constitution would apply to all the citizens of this land. We bless you for the earthly freedoms which you have given us to preserve. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Merciful Father, grant that we who know our hunger and thirst for your Son’s true Body and most precious Blood may trust that in Christ alone you give your endless life and love. 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.