Prayer of the Day
O God, you show forth your almighty power chiefly by reaching out
to us in mercy. Grant us the fullness of your grace, strengthen our trust
in your promises, and bring all the world to share in the treasures that
come through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sunday Scripture Readings:
1 Kings 17:8-16
Providing God, you journeyed with Ruth and comforted Hannah when their
lives were burdened by grief. Grant us faith to believe you will provide a
future where we see none, that bitterness may turn to joy and barrenness
may bear life. Amen.
God our redeemer, in sustaining the lives of Naomi and Ruth, you gave new
life to your people. We ask that from age to age, new generations may be
born to restore life and nourish the weak, by returning to you those
things we once thought ours. Amen.
In Our Prayers
God of life, we praise you for your abiding presence from generation
to generation, blessing your people, strengthening us to lives of
service, empowering us to witness. Hear the prayers we offer on behalf of
Especially we pray for those known by the St. John's
family: Mina, Marie, Edith, Grayce, Melissa, Dolores, Fred, Dale,
Crystal, Judy, Todd, Kathy, 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
We pray for all who rejoice, for families gathering,
for baptisms, and for all good things.
We pray for our bishops
Elizabeth and Don.
God of life, we praise you for your abiding
presence from generation to generation, blessing your
people, strengthening us to lives of service, empowering us to
witness. Hear the prayers we offer on behalf of your creation.