Prayer Care List
Healing & Support
Virgil Michlitsch, father of Kelly Forrester
John and Helen Rusert
Chuck and Kathy Hoff
Jacki Whyte, friend of Cindee Forby
Ben Bickle, son of Ron and Vicki Bickle
Zandra Jezior, granddaughter of Maxine Taxdahl
Tracy Hindt and family
Gale, brother of Shirley and Verne Wolstenholm
Please join us in the peace prayer for May 2018:
You who have defeated death and risen,
In this season when we remember the joys of resurrection,
Thank you for showing the marvels of life this spring
Through the vitality of green life.
The sorrows of a 70 year old separation
Still linger since the time of Korea's division.
Clear away the pain-filled memories of separation,
Help the North and the South fulfill a life of harmony and peace.
---adapted from prayers of the Church of Scotland
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!