Prayer Care List
Healing & Support
Jacki Whyte, friend of Cindee Forby
Bruce Clausen, friend of Tom and Ann Klotz
Linda Fleming, friend of Jane and Ted Hansen
Jayden, partner of Carolyn Engquist's nephew
Bob and BJ Reifsnyder , parents of Dawn Mestry
Nancy, niece of Carolyn Engquist
Ruth Hansen, sister-in-law of Jane and Ted Hansen
Art Reinhart, father of Connie Grafelman
Kyle Perrier and family
Mary Elizabeth McKenna, mother of Mary Catherine McKenna
Carol and Rev. Kert Lauterbach, parents of Joel Lauterbach
Bill Skallerud, son-in-law of Paula Tetzloff
McKenna Residents, Caregivers, and Leadership during this COVID-19 pandemic
Mary and Harold Tilstra, upon the death of their mothers
Del Papenfuss and family, upon the death of his wife, Pat Papenfuss
Shirley Discher and family, upon the death of her husband, Vern Discher
Kay Wright and family, upon the death of her husband, Denny Wright
Gary Winsor, Lance and Grant Walker, upon the death of Mary Frances Walker
Kelly Forrester and family, upon the death of Kelly's father, Virgil Michlitsch
Please join us in this Peace Prayer for May:
Dear Heavenly Father,
May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between
preserving their health and making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children
when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those who have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money
in the tumult of our economic market
Remember those who have no margin.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country
Let us choose Love.
During this time when we cannot physically
wrap our arms around one another
Let us choose Love.
—Prayer for a Pandemic, 2020
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!