Prayer Care List

Healing & Support
George McCall, uncle of Robin Ehlers
Sharlene Christian
Al and Herman, friends of Carolyn and Tom Engquist
Karen, Jeff and Emma Basen-Engquist, family of Carolyn and Tom Engquist
Tiger Lepowsky
Joan Arndt
Ben Bickle, son of Ron and Vicki Bickle
Dave Ronnei, friend of Kari and Ken Unruh

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
Steve Luegge
Tracy Hindt and family
Maren Ingvalsen, friend of Pastor Laila Barr
Ruth Larson
Dan Olson
Lois Olson
Laura Schullo, mother of Rachel Paulson, and the Paulson family

Comfort 
Friends and Family of Devin Delaney
    (Burnsville HS senior who died over the weekend at NDSU)
Shakopee Community, family of Ja’Mason Moffett, friends and classmates of Shakopee High School
Holly Beerling and family, upon the death of Holly’s husband Michael Beerling

Please join us in the peace prayer for September 2017:

As we consider the sad events of the past weeks, we offer this prayer for all affected by the hurricanes that are devastating the southern US.

 God of earth and sea.
Grant those who are endangered safety as the waters engulf their homes and lives.
Protect them.  Shield them.
Guard them.
Grant peace to those in fear.
Grant food and clothing, warmth
and shelter to those in need.
Bless emergency and rescue workers with the tools and skills they need, as they risk their lives for the sake of our families, communities and friends.
Grant healing to those who are sick or injured,
And solace to the bereaved.

God, their Rock and Refuge,
See them through the torrent,
Watch them through the days and nights, so that they may serve You and each other in love.

Amen

----adapted from the prayers of Alden Solovy, 2017

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!