Prayer Care List
Healing & Support
Tracy, friend of Ted and Jane Hansen
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
Pamela Janis, friend of Ted and Jane Hansen
Sarah Daniels, daughter of Kathy and Bob Daniels
Devera Smith, daughter of Bruce and Beverly Smith
Tyler Dueffert, great-nephew of Gwen Olson
JoEllen Buzinec and family, upon the death of JoEllen’s mother Inez Brunner
Dave and Julie Muelken and family, upon the death of their son, Brady
Please join us in the peace prayer for October, 2016:
From whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed, kindle we pray in the hearts of all, a true love of peace.
Guide us with your peaceable wisdom as we choose leaders for our nation, that in tranquility your kingdom may go forward.
Compassionate God, we are horrified at the violence in our world—turn around the hearts that hate. Grant instead your strong Spirit of Peace—the peace that passes understanding through Jesus Christ our Lord.
--Adapted from Prayers of the Church of England, 2016
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!