Prayers of the Bride of Christ for July 25, 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; for Stephen Ministers; for the people of God, and for all people according to their needs.  [Pause]

A: Heavenly Father, grant to your Church on earth an extra measure of your Holy Spirit: that, with St. James and all the company of heaven, we may know your Son Jesus Christ is the only Way to forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Almighty Father, bless our nation with leaders who will rule according to your good pleasure. Protect the members of our armed forces, police, and other public servants. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Generous Father, we thank you for the gift of life in this world, born and unborn. Guard and keep in safety all pregnant women and their babies, especially remembering Arielle Nelson, Hayley Smotherly; and their children. We give you thanks for the birthdays of Garrison Beall; Harry Comeskey; Clare Zumwalt; and Sherri Hiler. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Gracious Father, continue to bless all Christian homes, that fathers and mothers may faithfully lead their children to cry out in every need, “Abba, Father.” We pray for those preparing for Christian marriage including Larsen Wharton and Caroline Shaver; and we rejoice with husbands and wives marking their wedding anniversaries: Gary & Sonja Stroehl; Lon & Nell Ostby. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Kind Father, we bring before you every need of body and soul, especially remembering: Peggy Davis; Patti Macino; Lauren Augustine; Carrie McDonough; Joel Peterson; Arthur & Barbara Moore; Howard & Lani Beuerman; Pr. Joel Kettner; Alexandra Schwartz; Peggy Barr; Carol Comeskey; Don & Barbara Butzin; August Hopper; Joanne Johnson; Ed Ludacer; Megan McKinney; Ruth Smith; Barbara Colton; Maureen Richey; Denis Hall; Margaret French; Jane Dove; Fran Perry; 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; Corey Formica; for the persecuted Church throughout the world; for an end to the pandemic; for those suffering and the dying; for all who mourn especially the families & friends of Doug Griffin and Albert Roller; and those we name aloud or in the silence of our hearts…. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Loving Father, bring us now in repentance and faith to receive your Son’s true body and most precious blood: that we may know that your eternal joy awaits us forever. Lord, in your mercy,

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Pastor: All these things and whatever else You know that we need, grant us, Father, for the sake of Him who died and rose again and now lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God forever. C: Amen.