Prayer Care List
Healing & Support
Virgil Michlitsch, father of Kelly Forrester
Jacki Whyte, friend of Cindee Forby
David VonGuten and family
Elaine Miller, mother of Nancy Schlink
Erica Haugen, daughter of Cory and Tony Haugen
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
Phyllis Krieg, mother of Michael Krieg
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
Kristin Vig and family, upon the death of Scott Vig
Ann Rieck and family, upon the death of Lowell Rieck
Family of Louise Botko, upon her death
John Holt and family, upon the death of John's father, Bob
Catherine Schnackenberg and family, upon the death of Melrose (Mel) Schnackenberg
Lisa Danno and Michele Danno and family, upon the death of their father Jon Danno
Kate Oelberg and family, upon the death of Kate's mother, Ellen Glassel
Carol Kreimer family, upon the death of their mother, Dorothy Ann Thompson
Please join us in this Peace Prayer for April:
Dear Heavenly Father,
For the layers of comfort and convenience that surrounded our lives and that we never considered a blessing, but always just took for granted, forgive us.
For we who must grieve in isolation, and not in community, comfort us.
For we who care for the sick, protect us.
For the ability to turn off fear-mongering and worst-case scenario click bait, strengthen us.
For the times when we are all out of creative ideas for how to engage our kids who are with us all day, inspire us.
For the grace to allow ourselves and others to just be less productive, shower us.
For the generosity needed from those of us who have more resources, empower us.
From our own selfish inclinations, deliver us.
For just being your children, none of whom have experienced a global pandemic before, love us.
For the days ahead, accompany us.
God unbounded by time, help us to know that you are already present in the future we are fearing.
—-Adapted from Nadia Bolz-Weber
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!