Prayer of the Day
O Lord God, you led your people through the wilderness and
brought them to the promised land. Guide us now, so that, following your
Son, we may walk safely through the wilderness of this world toward the
life you alone can give, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who
lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Sunday Scripture Readings:
Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
God of wilderness and water, your Son was baptized and tempted as we
are. Guide us through this season, that we may not avoid struggle, but
open ourselves to blessing, through the cleansing depths of repentance and
the heaven-rending words of the Spirit. Amen.
God of deliverance and freedom, you taught the people of Israel to
acknowledge that all things come from your bountiful hand. Deepen our
faith so that we may resist temptation and, in the midst of
trial, proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord, now and for ever. Amen.
In Our Prayers
Beloved friends, in this season of
repentance and healing, we accept God's invitation to be ever-mindful of
the needs of others, offering our prayers on behalf of God's community in
the church and the world.Especially we pray for those
known by the St. John's family: Mina,
Marie, Russell, Therese. Liz, Jackson, Linda. Lorraine, Shirley,
Dianne, Joe, Marge, Ron, Kassidy, Charles, Alvoy, Amanda, John,
Melissa, Chris, Dolores, Fred, Judy, Todd, Julie, Andrea,
Camille, Norbert, Duane, Gale, Jim, Russell, Dylan, the Lind family
and all who are in need.
We pray for all who grieve for any reason.
Especially we pray for The family of Janet Allen (Wayne Allen, Jr.’s
mother), the family of Larry Olivares (Mark’s brother)
for all who rejoice for families gathering, for baptisms, and for all good
things, for the Affirmation of Faith of Jonathan & Sara Klett.
We pray for our bishops Elizabeth and Don.
with your strength to resist the seductions of our foolish desires and the
tempter's vain delights, that we may walk in obedience and
righteousness, rejoicing in you with an upright heart. Amen.