Prayers of the Church for the Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord

Let us pray with the Lord Jesus Christ for the unity of His Church; for Bishops Eaton and Smith; for Francis, Bartholomew, and all bishops, for all pastors including Samuel Zumwalt, Marvin Schedler, Robert Weeks, Robert Kuppler; Peter Hoyer, Michael Megahan; Michael Bergbower; Russell Graef; for all church workers; for Stēphen Ministers; for the people of God, and for all people according to their needs. [Pause]

A: Almighty Father, we pray for the Church: Embolden us with Your Spirit, that we may be renewed in witness, sustained in trial and refreshed through the Means of Grace. Bless those who bring Your gifts and preach Your Word, and give us willing ears to hear and willing hearts to keep this Easter faith. 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 Aimee Peterson, Kāttie Duff, and Jana Stroehl. We give you thanks for the birthdays of Butch Ruefle; Janet Hall; Ken Johns; Dwight Crim; Margaret French; Ray Tyler. Lord, in your mercy,
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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: Gary & Margaret Ebeltoft; Pr. Marv & Marcie Schedler; Butch & Karen Ruefle; Dwight & Jeanette Crim; Mike & Mandy Harrington. Lord, in your mercy,
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A: Loving Father, give to all the sick and those who suffer, healing and relief, but especially remember those for whom our prayers are requested: Tina Medlin; Melvin Proctor; Mike Harrington; Joanne Johnson; Claire Rappold; Lefty Plante; Russ Kuhn; Brad Cook; Patty Macino; Sara Schneider; Becky Mahler; Vivian Alexander; Mike Thompson; Ava Smith; Arthur & Barbara Moore; Cheryl Kuske; Dwight Crim; Virginia Mough; Kenny Wooley; Ken Manning; Tom & Margo Russell; Dan Sparks; Michelle Quinlan; Tim Hart; Richard Pye; for those fighting addictions; for those recovering from natural disasters; for mourners; for those persecuted for Jesus’ sake; and those we name aloud or in our hearts, [pause]. Lord, in your mercy,
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A: Kind Father, we pray for all who will receive Your Son’s true Body and most precious Blood, for the strengthening of our faith in this mortal life: Build in us anticipation for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, which we and all the people of God shall feast upon in His kingdom without end. 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.