Prayers of the Faithful for April 25 & 26, 2015
Brothers and sisters, let us pray now for the many needs in our own lives, in our families and in the world.
For the church: may it know how to shepherd others by hearing the voice of the Good Shepherd, we pray:
For those persecuted for their faith, especially in war-torn countries across the earth, we pray:
For those whose lives have no foundation: the homeless; refugees; immigrants around the world; the marginalized, we pray:
For the children of our community who are celebrating First Eucharist this week, may they come to know the Good Shepherd, and may we as a community continue to nourish their faith, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including Bill Prairie, Hank Dotzler, Nate Woodford. May they feel Jesus’ healing touch, we pray:
For all who mourn the death of a loved one, especially Tom Krumpelmann, the husband of Karen Krumpelmann; Lonny Wachendorf, the brother of Lesley Wachendorf; Don Solinger, the father of Dean Solinger. May they find comfort in the joy of Jesus’ resurrection, we pray:
Merciful God, we bring our deepest cares and concerns to you. We are confident in you, who have given us your Son, Jesus, as our foundation and our shepherd. Hear our prayers and give us the strength to walk each day in his footsteps. We pray in his holy name. Amen.