The Prayers of the Bride of Christ for March 28, 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, we pray for your Church on earth, the Bride of Christ: that as she shows us again the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, our lives may be conformed to His. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Almighty God, give health and wisdom to all who serve in public office, that their authority may be exercised for the benefit of our people. 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 Mandy Harrington, Diana Stacy, and their children. We give you thanks for the birthdays of Delores Irenze; Nate Holway; Emily Burke; Frank Fauser; and Joe Rumsey. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Gracious Father, bless our homes, that parents and children may serve one another faithfully and grow in instruction and faith until life’s end. We remember husbands and wives marking their wedding anniversaries. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Kind Father, we bring before you the sick, distressed and needy, especially: John Raia; Megan McKinney; Peggy Barr; Joel Peterson; Darlene Schucker; Mark Hooker; Barbara Colton; Al Roller; Ed Ludacer; Pr. Rudy Keyl; Patti Macino; Bonnie Berg; Maureen Richey; Denis Hall; Margaret French; Cary Murphrey; Dusty Pilcher; Barbara Duff; Jane Dove; Kris Ludacer; Kris Auch; Joanne Johnson; Fran Perry; Maggie Hoyer; Kay Thompson; Arthur Pease; Doris Ullman; Lani Beuerman; Vivian Alexander; Arthur & Barbara Moore; Sue & Terry Miller; Bishop Mayfield; Stan Brunt, Sr.; John Cook; Tony Hughes; for the persecuted Church; for an end to the pandemic; for those suffering and for the dying; for those who mourn; and those we name aloud or silently…. Give Your abiding comfort in every circumstance, that in Christ we shall not die but live, and declare His works. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Loving Father, grant us to come penitently to your altar and in faith to eat Your Son’s true body and drink His blood for the forgiveness of sins. 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.