Prayer Care List

Healing & Support
Virgil Michlitsch, father of Kelly Forrester
Jacki Whyte, friend of Cindee Forby
Barb Forrester, mother of Todd Forrester
Greg Osterdyk, friend of Dorothy Clausen
Loren Jacobsen, father of Sharla Fillhouer
Steve, Elizabeth, and baby Charlie, friends of Jerry Shpayher
Molly Meyhoefer, daughter of Jim and Nancy Meyhoeffer   
Bernadette Reinhart, mother of Connie Grafelman
Debi Henry
John Rusert
Joe Wilczynski, father of Maren Chalekian
Joan Arndt
Gerry Worrell, friend of Stacy Hakanson
Alton Larson
Wayne Segulia
Betty Conroy
Brian Ernst, brother-in-law to Pastor Laila Barr

Marlys Berg, sister of Vicky Schneider
Richard Swenson, son of Harley and Gloria Swenson
Mary Lou Thielen, mother of Dan and Michelle Thielen
Caroline Wolden
David VonGuten and family
Ken Brachman

Comfort
Bruce Smith and family, upon the death of Bruce’s wife, Beverly
Family and friends of Susan Reese, upon her death

Bill Christian and family, upon the death of Bill's wife, Sharlene

Please join us in the peace prayer for November, 2018.

Heavenly Father,

We extend our love and sympathy to the families of those killed or injured in the mass shootings at Tree of Life synagogue In Pittsburgh.  We pray that the hate speech which incites such violence may cease.

As the election approaches, may we seek to better understand the concerns that confront our nation.  We ask for eyes that are free from blindness, that we might see each other as brothers and sisters, one and equal in dignity. We ask for ears that will hear the cries of children abused, imprisoned, and abandoned, men and women oppressed because of race, creed, religion or gender.

We pray for discernment, so that we may choose leaders who hear your word, live your love, and keep in the ways of truth.

Amen

--Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2018

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!