Prayer of the Day
O Lord Christ, good shepherd of the sheep, you seek the lost and
guide us into your fold. Feed us, and we shall be satisfied; heal us, and
we shall be whole. Make us one with you, for you live and reign with the
Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Reading the Scripture
Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18
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.
Shepherd of all, by laying down your life for your flock you reveal your
love for all. Lead us from the place of death to the place of abundant
life, that guided by your care for us, we may rightly offer our lives in
love for you and our neighbors. 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,
Kay, Marie, Liz, Julie, Camille, Norbert, Duane, Gale, Tom, Cheryl, Dave,
Joyce, Russell, Dylan, the Lind family and all who are in need.
pray for all who grieve for any reason. Especially we pray for the
family of Jim Powell the family of Bob Miller (Camille Miller's
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.