Prayer of the Day
Gracious God, your blessed Son came down from heaven to be the
true bread that gives life to the world. Give us this bread always, that
he may live in us and we in him, and that, strengthened by this food, we
may live as his body in the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and
Sunday Scripture Readings:
1 Kings 19:4-8
God, sustain us in the complexity of our humanity as you sustained
David-- playing the harp of youth, throwing stones at giant
problems, loving our friends beyond wisdom, dancing worship, mourning
children, breaking our hearts in psalms, and longing for warmth in our old
Bread of life, you taught us to put away bitterness and anger, and with
tenderhearted kindness to share the fruit of our labor with the
needy. Strengthen us by your grace, that in communion with you, we may
forgive one another and live in love as Christ loved us. Amen.
In Our Prayers
Friends in Christ, God invites us to hold the needs of our sisters
and brothers as dear to us as our own needs. Loving our neighbors as
ourselves, we offer our thanksgivings and our petitions on behalf of the
church and the world.
Especially we pray for those known by the St.
John's family: Mina, Kay, Marie, Carl, Diane, Crystal, Judy, Todd,
Julie, Andrea, Camille, Norbert, Duane, Gale, Dave,
Jim, 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 Nicole Downey.
We pray for all who rejoice, for
families gathering, for baptisms, and for all good things, for the
baptisms of Aubree and Jackson Kaltenbach and the affirmations of faith of
Douglas and Danielle Kaltenbach.
We pray for our bishops Elizabeth
Hear our prayers, God of power, and through the ministry
of your Son free us from the grip of the tomb, that we may desire you as
the fullness of life and proclaim your saving deeds to all the world.