Weekly Readings

Prayer of the Day

Benevolent, merciful God: When we are empty, fill us. When we are weak in faith, strengthen us. When we are cold in love, warm us, that with fervor we may love our neighbors and serve them for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Sunday Scripture Readings: 

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Psalm 37:1-9
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Luke 17:5-10

Daily Readings this Month


Household Devotions

Morning Prayer
God of power and justice, like Jeremiah you weep over those who wander from you, turn aside to other gods, and enter into chaos and destruction. By your tears and through your mercy, teach us your ways and write them on our hearts so that we may follow faithfully the path you show us. Amen.

Evening Prayer
God of all the ages, you have revealed your grace in our Savior, Jesus Christ. As we wait patiently on your mercies, strengthen us to live in your justice, that with open hearts we may hear and accomplish your will, through Christ, who lights the way to life everlasting. Amen.

In Our Prayers
Creator God, you call us to love and serve you with body, mind, and spirit through loving your creation and our sisters and brothers. Open our hearts in compassion and receive these petitions on behalf of the needs of the church and the world.

Especially we pray for those known by the St. John's family:  Mina, Marie, Margaret, Jeannie, Janet, Sal, Joan, Vicki, Jamison,
Betty, Enoch, Connie, Evy, Patty, Ashley, Diana, Rosie, Denise, Jen, Kate, Clarence, Marge, Sharon, Dave, Cheryl, Diane, Jackson, Linda, Lorraine, Dianne, Kassidy, Alvoy, Dolores, Fred, Julie, Camille, Norbert, Duane, Gale, Dylan, the Lind family

and all who are in need.

We pray for all who grieve for any reason.  Especially we pray for all caregivers.
We pray for all who rejoice, for families gathering, for baptisms, and for all good things.  Especially we pray for Cali Kaltenbach on her baptism today.
We pray for our bishops Elizabeth and Don.

Holy One, hear our prayers and make us faithful stewards of the fragile bounty of this earth so that we may be entrusted with the riches of heaven. Amen.