Prayers of the Bride of Christ for May 15, 2022

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, pour out your Holy Spirit upon your Church, the Bride of Christ: that she may glorify you by her faithfulness like unto your Son, her Husband, Jesus Christ. Lord, in Your mercy,

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A: Generous Father, we bless you for the gift of our mothers and for every life, born and unborn. Preserve from evil all pregnant women and their babies especially Sarah Knoll, Lauren Thornburg, Bryanna Johnson; Lauren Capozio; and their children. We give you thanks for the birthdays of Christine Dingfelder; Jane Dove; Deanne Labriola; Kevin Ulisnik; Diana Robinson; Declan Schwartz; Jane Shaver; Mary McSwain; Karen Alphin; Sylvia Hall.  Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Gracious Father, we ask your blessing upon those joined in Christian marriage: that they may be signs of the love Christ has for His Bride, the Church. We give thanks for those celebrating wedding anniversaries: Steve & Rose Weidman; Max & Linda Banning. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Kind Father, sustain those now in tribulation, especially the Ukrainian people; Samantha Sundberg; Lois Kuppler; Kay Geuder; Patti Macino; Margaret French; Harry & Carol Comeskey; Pr. Rob Moore; Kay Thompson; Carolyn Hooker; Elaine Mattes; Megan McKinney; Joel Peterson; Denis Hall; Peggy Davis; Ken Manning; Bob Benjamin; Frank Felter; Barbara Duff; John Tullous; Howard & Lani Beuerman; Arthur & Barbara Moore; Nate Holway; John Goss; Matthew Hall; Nora Rutland; Peggy Barr; David Hunsberger; Alexandra Schwartz; Brigitte Walters; Maureen Richey; Vivian Alexander; Sue & Terry Miller; Sandra Marshburn; Gretchen Donaldson; Leslie Long; Daniel Pearson; Alice Copeland; Amy Kelm; and Lacy; those fighting Covid; the suffering and the dying; the grieving especially the family of Drew Kincaid; and those we name aloud or in the silence of our hearts…. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Merciful Father, grant that we who receive the Bread of Life, your Son’s true Body and most precious Blood, may be filled with joy at His presence with us in the Holy Meal. 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 Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever Amen.