Prayer Care List

Healing & Support
Virgil Michlitsch, father of Kelly Forrester
Jacki Whyte, friend of Cindee Forby
David VonGuten and family
Mike Corgiat

Bob Holt, father of John, Kari and Maren Holt
Steph Bagge

Elaine Miller, mother of Nancy Schlink
Erica Haugen, daughter of Cory and Tony Haugen
Pat Papenfuss
Sophie Sanden
Lloyd Lucht
Bruce Clausen, friend of Tom and Ann Klotz
Linda Fleming, friend of Jane and Ted Hansen
Lynn Rull, daughter of Karen Christopher
Louise Botko
Tom Handrich
Mary Wangerin
Lynn Arvidson
Pat and John Skoogs
Artis Kjar
Yung Yee
Jayden, partner of Carolyn Engquist's nephew

Bob and BJ Reifsnyder
, parents of Dawn Mestry
Jayce Nickolay, second cousin of Allisha Gosselin
Gwen Olson
Nancy, niece of Carolyn Engquist
Jane Hansen, sister-in-law of Jane and Ted Hansen

Comfort
Lorraine Guttormson and family, upon the death of Darold Guttormson, Lorraine's husband
Barb Garrity and family, upon the death of Charlene Anderson, Barb's mother

Please join us in these Peace Prayers for February:

Dear Lord,
Come to our aid, grant us peace,
Guide our steps in the way of peace.
Open our eyes and our hearts 
And give us the courage to say,
“Never again war!”
Amen
—-Pope Francis

Living God, in Your house there is room for everyone.
Help us as we strive for a world where everyone has a home that truly meets their needs.
Give us the grace to welcome strangers.
Give us the insight to see where inequality hurts.
Save us for being overwhelmed by the scale of the housing crisis.
Fill us with the courage to do our part.
Amen
—-Christian Concerns

“If you have done it unto the least of these... you have done it unto me.”
—-Matthew 25:45-46

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!