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 bishop; for all pastors including Samuel Zumwalt, Marvin Schedler, Robert Kuppler; Peter Hoyer, Michael Bergbower; Joel Kettner; 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 whole Church on earth, the Bride of Christ: that the Holy Spirit would cause your Word to live in her mightily and attractively. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Almighty God, by our baptism into the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ, you turn us from the old life of sin. Grant that we who are reborn to new life in him may live in righteousness and holiness all our days. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Generous Father, we thank you for the gift of life in this world. Guard and keep in safety all pregnant women and their babies, especially remembering Kelli Miller; Mandy Harrington; and their children. We give you thanks for the birthdays of Bonnie Berg; Mike Harrington; Alan Hunsberger; Bill Baldwin; Donna Adams; Bill Rose; Dorian Farmer; Samuel Zumwalt; Travis Johns. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Gracious Father, we praise you for the gift of marriage and ask that you would shield husbands and wives from the taunts and lies of the old enemy. We ask your blessing this day upon those celebrating anniversaries: Charles & Darlene Schucker; Joe & Mary Huppmann. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Kind Father, we pray for peace in our hearts, peace in our homes, peace in this nation, and peace in your Church. Grant healing to the sick and suffering, especially those who desire our prayers: Ed Ludacer; Kris Ludacer; Kris Auch; Fred & June Doll; Fran Perry; Barbara Colton; Maureen Richey; Maggie Hoyer; Clarence Peterson; Patty Macino; Kay Thompson; Alan Hunsberger; Arthur Pease; Doris Ullman; Lani Beuerman; Vivian Alexander; Denis Hall; Donna Franklin; Arthur & Barbara Moore; Sue & Terry Miller; Bishop Mayfield; Stan Brunt, Sr.; Virginia Mough; Joe Acito; John Cook; for an end to the pandemic; and for those who mourn. We remember those persecuted for the faith; for those whose vocation is to guard and protect; for our enemies; for our shut-ins and their families. For those being treated for cancer; for the victims of violence; and those we name aloud or silently. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Loving Father, we pray that all who receive the true body and most precious blood of our Lord Jesus Christ will confidently trust in your grace as we strive, by the Holy Spirit’s help, to amend our sinful lives. 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 your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.