Weekly Readings

Prayer of the Day

Almighty and ever-living God, you hold together all things in heaven and on earth. In your great mercy receive the prayers of all your children, and give to all the world the Spirit of your truth and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Reading the Scripture:  Acts 17:22-3;1 Psalm 66:8-20; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21

 

Household Devotions
Morning Prayer
Mighty God, in whom we know the power of redemption, you stand among us in the shadows of our time. As we move through every sorrow and trial of this life, uphold us with knowledge of the final morning when, in the glorious presence of your risen Son, we will share in his resurrection, redeemed and restored to the fullness of life and forever freed to be your people. Amen.

Evening Prayer
Living and gracious God, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ you have brought us out to a spacious place where we are called to live as those redeemed. Empower us by your spirit to keep your commandments, that we may show forth your love with gentle word and reverent deed to all your people. Amen.

In Our Prayers
O God, your Son remained with his disciples after his resurrection, teaching them to love all people as neighbors. As his disciples in this age, we offer our prayers on behalf of the universe in which we are privileged to live and our neighbors with whom we share it.

Especially we pray for those known by the St. John's family:  Mina, Jim, Kay, Marie, Julie, Jim, Dee, Terri, Dylan, Caiden, Richard, Beth, August, Patty, Allison and all who are in need.

We pray for all who grieve for any reason.  Especially we pray for the families of Ron Parr and Ken Jenkins

We pray for all who rejoice, for families gathering, for baptisms, and for all good things.

We pray for our bishops Elizabeth and Don.

Open our hearts to your power moving around us and between us and within us, until your glory is revealed in our love of both friend and enemy, in communities transformed by justice and compassion, and in the healing of all that is broken. Amen.