Prayer of the Day
Righteous God, our merciful master, you own the earth and all its
peoples, and you give us all that we have. Inspire us to serve you with
justice and wisdom, and prepare us for the joy of the day of your coming,
through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Reading the Scripture:
Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18; Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11;
God of Israel, you faithfully keep the promises you made to our
ancestors and lead your people into the future, providing hospitality on
the way. Help us who inherit the pilgrim life to journey faithfully at
your command, that we may be a band of disciples called to be sojourners
in your service. Amen.
God of the covenant, even when we fall into sin, your Spirit invites us to
remember that you chose us to be your servant people. Awaken us to the
power and gifts you pour into us for the good of creation, and grant that
we may be trustworthy in all things, producing abundantly as we work to
build your realm. Amen.
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, Jim, Kay, Marie, Julie, Jim, Terri, Dylan,
Beth, Russell, Loretta, Joyce, Dave, Dr. Stolman and wife, Teresa and
caregivers, Janet and all who are in need.
We pray for all who
grieve for any reason. Especially we pray for the family of Ronald
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