Prayer Care List

Healing & Support
Danny Theis
Vera Benzel, mother of Ann Rieck
Jean Rose, friend of Artis Kjar
Maria Mabee, niece of Gwen Olson
Amy Mihelich (Young Adult in Global Mission - Rwanda)
Nancy Petersen

Paul Bjorklund, father of Barb (Tim) O'Connor, grandfather of Paul and Kyle O'Connor
Zandra Jezior, granddaughter of Maxine Taxdahl
Alex Schlink
Doris Rathman
Janice Hedlund
Charles (Chuck) Hoff
Bill Dueffert, Brother-in-law of Gwen Olson
Chris Peltz
Steve Luegge
Samantha Carlton, daughter of Susan Searle and Rob Carlton
Sam Delly
Martin Vaage and Family

Comfort 
Pastor Karen and Ed Treat & family, upon the death of Pastor Karen’s mother Mavis Knudson
Keith and Donna Madsen, upon the death of Keith's father Ron Madsen
Lloyd and Donna Lucht and family, upon the death of Lloyd’s mother, Mildred Lucht Oldham

Please join us in the peace prayer for February 2017:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Grant us the faith and courage to reach out to those in need of food, shelter and compassion;

Grant us the faith and courage to speak words of peace in a war-torn world;

Grant us the faith and courage to know and speak the truth;

Grant us the faith and courage to follow the teachings of Christ—to love our neighbors as ourselves.

In the Name of our Lord, Jesus Christ,

Amen

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger, and you welcomed me…truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of those, you did it unto me.”

---Matthew 25:34-40

 

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!