Prayers of the Bride of Christ for December 5, 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: Holy Father, keep your Church throughout the world blameless in holiness until our Lord comes in glory with His holy angels to judge the living and the dead. Lord, in Your mercy,

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A: Almighty Father, bless our congregation on the occasion of our annual meeting that those who are elected to service in this parish and the budget upon which we vote will glorify your holy Name. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Generous Father, we give you thanks for the gift of our new members; and for the gift of life in this world, born and unborn. Guard and keep in safety all pregnant women and their babies. We give you thanks for the birthdays of Rod Andrew; Bill Gourville; Brian Tobin; Lou Painter; Adam Thompson; Terry Crouch; Jody Burke; Jean Hoehler; Al Scheidt; Hannah Schneider; and Audrey Oring.  Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Gracious Father, we thank you for the gift of the marriage and ask your blessing upon Frances Constans and Devon Donaldson as they prepare for their wedding day; and for those marking wedding anniversaries: Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Kind Father, hear our earnest prayers for those who are in need of your mercy: Denis & Janet Hall & family; Peggy Davis; Donna Lawhorn; Barbara Duff; Leslie Long; Harry & Carol Comeskey; John Tullous; Nora Rutland; Peggy Barr; Marcia Bruder; David Hunsberger; Alexandra Schwartz; Brigitte Walters; Megan McKinney; Virginia Mough; Cannon Helms; Joy North; John Tullous, Jr.; Arthur & Barbara Moore; Howard & Lani Beuerman; Maureen Richey; Vivian Alexander; Sue & Terry Miller; Bishop Mayfield; Stan Brunt, Sr.; Sandra Marshburn; Gretchen Donaldson; Caroland MacFarlane; David Schwartz; JoBeth Brinkley; Diane Sundberg; Gene & Marian Poythress; Ramona Askew Calarco; Susan Cherwien; Ruth Rice; Erika Braje; for the suffering and the dying; for the grieving, especially the family & friends of Mrs. Jane Shaver and of Oksana Taylor’s father; and for those we name aloud or in the silence of our hearts…. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Merciful Father, strengthen the children of God as they receive at your table the Medicine of Immortality, the very Body and most precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Lord, in Your mercy,

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Pastor: Into your hands, merciful 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.