Prayer of the Day
Benevolent, merciful God: When we are empty, fill us. When we are
weak in faith, strengthen us. When we are cold in love, warm us, that with
fervor we may love our neighbors and serve them for the sake of your Son,
Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sunday Scripture Readings:
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Morning PrayerGod of power and justice, like
Jeremiah you weep over those who wander from you, turn aside to other
gods, and enter into chaos and destruction. By your tears and through your
mercy, teach us your ways and write them on our hearts so that we may
follow faithfully the path you show us. Amen.
Evening PrayerGod of all the ages, you have revealed
your grace in our Savior, Jesus Christ. As we wait patiently on your
mercies, strengthen us to live in your justice, that with open hearts we
may hear and accomplish your will, through Christ, who lights the way to
life everlasting. Amen.
In Our Prayers
Creator God, you call us to love and
serve you with body, mind, and spirit through loving your creation and our
sisters and brothers. Open our hearts in compassion and receive these
petitions on behalf of the needs of the church and the world.
Especially we pray for those known by the St. John's family:
Mina, Marie, Margaret, Jeannie, Janet, Sal, Joan, Vicki, Jamison,
Betty, Enoch, Connie, Evy, Patty, Ashley, Diana, Rosie, Denise, Jen, Kate,
Clarence, Marge, Sharon, Dave, Cheryl, Diane, Jackson,
Linda, Lorraine, Dianne, Kassidy, Alvoy, Dolores, Fred, Julie,
Camille, Norbert, Duane, Gale, Dylan, the Lind family
and all who are in need.We pray for all who
grieve for any reason.
Especially we pray for all caregivers.
We pray for all who rejoice, for families
gathering, for baptisms, and for all good things. Especially we pray
for Cali Kaltenbach on her baptism today.
We pray for
our bishops Elizabeth and Don.
Holy One, hear our prayers and make
us faithful stewards of the fragile bounty of this earth so that we may be
entrusted with the riches of heaven. Amen.