Prayer of the Day
Eternal and all-merciful God, with all the angels and all the
saints we laud your majesty and might. By the resurrection of your Son,
show yourself to us and inspire us to follow Jesus Christ, our Savior and
Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and
Sunday Scripture Readings:
Acts 9:1-6 [7-20]
Mighty God, in whom we know the power of redemption, you stand among us in
the shadows of our time. As we move through every sorrow and trial of this
life, uphold us with knowledge of the final morning when, in the glorious
presence of your risen Son, we will share in his resurrection, redeemed
and restored to the fullness of life and forever freed to be your people.
Evening PrayerGod of
victory over death, your Son revealed himself again and again, and
convinced his followers of his glorious resurrection. Grant that we may
know his risen presence, in love obediently feed his sheep, and care for
the lambs of his flock, until we join the hosts of heaven in worshiping
you and praising him who is worthy of blessing and honor, glory and power,
for ever and ever. Amen.
In Our Prayers
O God, your Son remained with his
disciples after his resurrection, teaching them to love all people as
neighbors. As his disciples in this age, we offer our prayers on behalf of
the universe in which we are privileged to live and our neighbors with
whom we share it.Especially we pray for those known
by the St. John's family:
Mina, Marie, Christy and baby, Margaret, Dale, Mary Pat,
Dave, Cheryl, Daniel, Diane, Therese, Jackson, Linda, Lorraine,
Shirley, Linda, Dianne, Joe, Kassidy, Charles, Alvoy, Amanda, John,
Chris, Dolores, Fred, Judy, Todd, Julie, Andrea, Camille, Norbert, Duane,
Gale, Jim, Dylan, the Lind familyand all who are
in need.We pray for all who grieve for any reason.
Especially we pray for the family of William Carroll , the family and
friends of Liz Dalton. We pray for all
who rejoice for families gathering, for baptisms, and for all good things.
Alleluia! Christ is risen!
We pray for our bishops Elizabeth and Don.
Open our hearts to your power moving around us and between us and
within us, until your glory is revealed in our love of both friend and
enemy, in communities transformed by justice and compassion, and in the
healing of all that is broken. Amen.