Prayer of the Day
Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, most merciful redeemer, for the
countless blessings and benefits you give. May we know you more clearly,
love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day praising you,
with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Reading the Scripture:
1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20]; Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John
Light of revelation, as you shone in the life of Jesus, whose epiphany we
celebrate, so shine in us and through us, that we may become beacons of
truth and compassion, enlightening all creation with deeds of justice and
Insistent God, by night and day you summon your slumbering people, So stir
us with your voice and enlighten our lives with your grace that we give
ourselves fully to Christ's call to mission and ministry. Amen.
In Our Prayers
To God who welcomes all in love, let us pray for the good of the
church and the concerns of those in need.
Especially we pray for
those known by the St. John's family: Mina, Jim, Kay, Marie, Julie,
Jim, Duane, Baby Natalie Hope,
Tom, Dr. Stolman, Cheryl, Janet, Barb,
Fred, Dave, Joyce, Loretta, Russell, Dylan, Beth and all who are in need.
We pray for all who grieve for any reason. Especially we pray
We pray for all who rejoice for families gathering, for
baptisms, and for all good things, for the Affirmations of Faith of
Stephanie Hasenauer-Jones and Scott Lindsey and the Baptisms of Chloe and
We pray for our bishops Elizabeth and Don.
God of every land and nation, you have created all people and you dwell
among us in Jesus Christ. Listen to the cries of those who pray to
you, and grant that, as we proclaim the greatness of your name, all people
will know the power of love at work in the world. We ask this through
Christ our Lord. Amen.