Prayers of the Church for February 16-17, 2019

Bishops Eaton and Smith; for Francis, Bartholomew, and all bishops; for all pastors including Samuel Zumwalt, Marv Schedler, Robert Weeks, Robert Kuppler; Peter Hoyer, Michael Megahan; Michael Bergbower; for all church workers; for Jon Lindsay, Terry Miller, Alan Richey and all Stēphen Ministers; for the people of God, and for all people according to their needs. [Pause]

A: Almighty Father, we pray for the Church: grant honesty in our preaching and love in our service to those who have not yet heard the Gospel. Lord, in your mercy,
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A: Heavenly Father, we thank You for the gift of life in this world from the moment of conception until we take our last breath. Look with kindness upon all pregnant women and their babies, especially remembering Shannon Icard, Aimee Peterson, and Kattie Duff. We give you thanks for the birthdays of Jan Magnus; Kristi Wade; Lauren Hornick; Michael Megahan; Stuart Shaver; John Bink; Ayla Adamec; Pr. Michael Bergbower; Nell Ostby; & Sarah Bishton. Lord, in your mercy,
C: hear our prayer.

A: Gracious Father, we pray for our country and those who govern us; for the family, for the homes in which our people dwell, for faithful husbands and wives, for the children in our care, for those who have suffered miscarriage, and for those unable to conceive. We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries: David & Christi Everette. Lord, in your mercy,
C: hear our prayer.

A: Loving Father, as Your Son bestowed the healing gifts of Your grace, so bestow upon the sick, the suffering, the wounded in spirit, the fullness of Your grace. Especially do we pray on behalf of Cheryl Kuske; Dwight Crim; Al Birnstein; Claire Rappold; Tina Medlin; Brad Cook; Vivian Alexander; Micki Matthess; Russ Kuhn; Ava Smith; Virginia Mough; Kenny Wooley; Ken Manning; Tom & Margo Russell; Johanna Hill; Christine Dingfelder; Arthur & Barbara Moore, Dan Sparks; Michelle Quinlan; for mourners and those persecuted for the faith; and those we name aloud or in our hearts [pause]. Lord, in your mercy,
C: hear our prayer.

A: Kind Father, grant us grace joyfully to receive Your Son’s true Body and most precious Blood: that we may be transformed by this blessed communion and be made more Christ-like in faith and service. Lord, in your mercy,
C: hear our prayer.

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.