Prayer of the Day
Almighty and ever-living God, you hold together all things in heaven
and on earth. In your great mercy receive the prayers of all your
children, and give to all the world the Spirit of your truth and peace,
through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Reading the Scripture:
Acts 17:22-3;1 Psalm 66:8-20; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21
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.
and gracious God, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ you
have brought us out to a spacious place where we are called to live as
those redeemed. Empower us by your spirit to keep your commandments, that
we may show forth your love with gentle word and reverent deed to all your
people. 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, Jim, Kay, Marie, Julie, Jim, Dee, Terri, Dylan, Caiden, Richard,
Beth, August, Patty, Allison and all who are in need.
We pray for
all who grieve for any reason. Especially we pray for the families
of Ron Parr and Ken Jenkins
We pray for all who rejoice, for
families gathering, for baptisms, and for all good things.
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.