Healing & Support
Tracy, friend of Ted and Jane Hansen
Valeria Kulesa, aunt of Kelly Forrester
Devera Smith, daughter of Bruce and Beverly Smith
Annalise Gulstad, daughter of Brad & Ann Gulstad
Paul Bjorklund, father of Barb (Tim) O'Connor, grandfather of Paul and Kyle O'Connor
Zandra Jezior, granddaughter of Maxine Taxdahl
Michelle (Nathan) Pease and family, upon the death of Michelle’s father, Willie Kalal
Family of Mary Knowlton, upon her death
Diane, Jeff, Ryan & Travis Haedt, upon the death of Diane’s mother Jennie Vos
Dottie and Paul Peterson, upon the death of Paul’s father, William Paul Peterson II
World and Regional Concerns
God of peace, of justice, of love, You are good beyond all that is good.
Invite all of humanity to experience your kingdom more fully - even now, even here.
To find it among your imperfect people and in unlikely places and times. In suffering as fully as in joy, for this is how you choose to come and be and live; WITH US in our actual living of messy lives.
Lord, You are the strength of the weary.
Heal the dissensions which divide us from one another and from ourselves. We pray for peace in communities near and far, peace in our hearts, peace among the wondrous diversity of people you have made, peace between countries, between religions, between ideologies, and regions. We pray for the presence of your surpassing peace in each mind, and it's comfort and compassion felt in each life.
Bring vitality and healing to those whose health and safety have been threatened, especially by the Zika virus, earthquakes, drought, storms, contaminated water supplies, homelessness, hopelessness, and trauma.
Fill us each with active and holy compassion for ALL your people, and make us mindful of those WE harm with our choices, willful blindness, and apathy. May your grace, love, and hope be made known, and lived-out in us more fully, so that EACH may taste the sweet goodness you give so freely to all!