Prayers of the Bride of Christ for October 10, 2021

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: Almighty Father, pour out your Holy Spirit upon us: that we may come before you humbly in repentance and inherit eternal life by your grace in Christ alone. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Holy Father, look with favor upon all who govern us in your stead. Establish the good works of their hands upon us, that we might live in peace. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Generous Father, we give you thanks for the gift of life in this world, born and unborn. Grant us courage to give public witness to the preciousness of each life. Guard and keep in safety all pregnant women and their babies. We give you thanks for the birthdays of Samuel Jones; Linda Renzaglia; Rebecca Thompson; Dot Springs; Kieran Schwartz; Cindi Peterson; Dustin Martin; Janet Tweedy; Sue Miller; and Isla Jane Labriola. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Gracious Father, thank you for the gift of the marriage of husband and wife as a sign of your Son’s faithfulness to His Bride the Church. We rejoice this day with our newlyweds, Larsen and Caroline Wharton; and ask your blessing upon those marking wedding anniversaries: Jim & Katie Buel; Mike & Sally Burns; Tony & Arielle Nelson. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Kind Father, have pity on all your servants afflicted in body or soul, especially Gary Zenz; John Tullous; Carol Comeskey; David Hunsberger; Peggy Davis; Megan McKinney; Walt Brehm; Mark & Susan Hooker; Fran Perry; Barbara Duff; Virginia Mough; Vinny Swidorski; Gunder Peterson; Cannon Helms; Keith Bishton, Ed Ludacer, Art Dingfelder; Joel Peterson; John Tullous, Jr.; Lois Kuppler; Maggie Hoyer; Patti Macino; Arthur & Barbara Moore; Howard & Lani Beuerman; Alexandra Schwartz; Peggy Barr; Joanne Johnson; Maureen Richey; Denis & Janet Hall & family; Jane Dove; Vivian Alexander; Sue & Terry Miller; Bishop Mayfield; Stan Brunt, Sr.; Rebecca Price; Sandra Marshburn; Katie Schwenzer; Gretchen Donaldson; Caroland MacFarlane; David Schwartz; Sean McShane; JoBeth Brinkley; Harriet Branson; Diane Sundberg; and Susan Cherwien; for the persecuted Church throughout the world; for the suffering and the dying; for the grieving, especially the family and friends of Shirley O’Brien and Ruth Smith; and those we name aloud or in the silence of our hearts…. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Merciful Father, satisfy our longing hearts as you share your steadfast love here in the feast of Christ’s body and blood: that we may rejoice and be glad in you all our days even unto eternity. Lord, in your mercy,

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Pastor: Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.