Prayer of the Day
All-powerful God, in Jesus Christ you turned death into life and
defeat into victory. Increase our faith and trust in him, that we may
triumph over all evil in the strength of the same Jesus Christ, our Savior
and Lord. Amen.
Reading the Scripture
Genesis 3:8-15; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians
Your hand is upon your people, O God, to guide and protect them through
the ages. Keep in your service those you have called and anointed, that
the powers of this world may not overwhelm us, but that, secure in your
love, we may carry out your will in the face of all adversity. Amen.
Unlike earthly kings, you, O Lord, are ever steadfast and faithful. You
sent us your Son, Jesus the Christ, to rule over us, not as a tyrant, but
as a gentle shepherd. Keep us united and strong in faith, that we may
always know your presence in our lives, and, when you call us home, may we
enter your heavenly kingdom where you live and reign for ever and ever.
In Our Prayers
Friends in Christ, God invites us to hold the needs of our sisters
and brothers as dear to us as our own needs. Loving our neighbors as
ourselves, we offer our thanksgivings and our petitions on behalf of the
church and the world.
Especially we pray for those known by the St.
John's family: Mina, Kay, Marie, Lisa, Asia, Traci, Todd, Doug,
Cathy, Andrea, Camille, Norbert, Duane, Gale,
Dave, Russell, Dylan, the Lind family and all who are in need.
pray for all who grieve for any reason. Especially we pray for ....
We pray for all who rejoice, for families gathering, for baptisms,
and for all good things.
We pray for our bishops Elizabeth and Don.
Hear our prayers, God of power, and through the ministry of your
Son free us from the grip of the tomb, that we may desire you as the
fullness of life and proclaim your saving deeds to all the world. Amen.