Prayer of the Day
Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only
Son. By his coming give to all the people of the world knowledge of your
salvation; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Sunday Scripture Readings:
of timeless grace, you fill us with joyful expectation. Make us ready for
the message that prepares the way, that with uprightness of heart and holy
joy we may eagerly await the kingdom of your Son, Jesus Christ, who reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.
Out of the embrace of mercy and righteousness, you have brought forth joy
and dignity for your people, O Holy One of Israel. Remember now your
ancient promise: make straight the paths that lead to you, and smooth the
rough ways, that in our day we might bring forth your compassion for all
In Our Prayers
God of hope, you raised up John the baptizer as a herald who calls
us to conversion. As we joyfully await the glorious coming of Christ, we
pray to you for the needs of the church and the world.
we pray for those known by the St. John's family: Mina, Marie, John,
Kendall and children, Alvoy, Dee, Mr & Mrs. Ronald H., Ronald, Jr.,
Grayce, Melissa, Dolores, Fred, Dale, Judy, Todd, Julie, Andrea, Camille,
Norbert, Duane, Gale, Dave, 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 Marilyn Westrick.
for all who rejoice, for families gathering, for baptisms, and for all
good things, for new members/affirmation of faith: Irina Hirchberger and
children, Henry Hirchberger & Virginia Hirchberger; Dorothy Kolar; JoAnn
We pray for our bishops Elizabeth and Don.
our humble prayer that we may serve you in holiness and faith and give
voice to your presence among us until the day of the coming of your Son,
Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.