Let us humbly stand before our God and pray for our needs.
For the church: that it may be an authentic faith community in service to others, we pray:
For all leaders of government, nationally, regionally, and municipally: that God will inspire them with new ways to promote the welfare of all citizens, we pray:
For growth in prayer: that the Spirit teach us how to pray so that we may deepen our dependency upon God and open us to the length and breadth of God’s merciful kindness, we pray:
For the grace of humility: that we may come before God honestly, surrendering our pride, and recognizing the limits of strengths and abilities, we pray:
For a spirit of gratitude: that we may recognize all our gifts, possessions and opportunities as gifts from God and place each of them in the service of God, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers including, Dennis Ripley, Dorothy Ascheman, Bethany DeMaster, Jane Heil, Susan Reiter, and Dan Morris. May God’s healing love touch them and restore them to fullness of life, we pray:
For those who have died, especially, Judy Neubert, the wife of Guss Neubert; Curtis Johnson, the husband of Jolaine Johnson. And for those nearing the end of life: may they receive care that respects their dignity and protects their lives as they place their hope in the promise of the resurrection, we pray:
Merciful God, you hear the cry of those who humble themselves before your majesty. Hear our prayers that one day we might be exalted with you forever. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.