April 17, 2011

Community Prayers 04.17.11

As a community, we can support and celebrate with each other through prayer. Join us in praying for those both spoken and unspoken during Sunday liturgy.

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For …

  • The example of Christ in the midst of His misunderstanding and suffering. (Gid)
  • My friend Bill coming back home from Afghanistan.  (Tim)
  • People I’ve come in contact with from Nepal who moved from Nepal and left everything behind for their faith. We’ve started a community garden with them. (Stephen)
  • Fred’s successful hip replacement surgery and release from the hospital this week. (John)

… let us bless the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

Prayers of Petition. For …

  • Us that we would live as the church and to seek not to be understood but to understand. (Gid)
  • My friend Bill’s recovery from an IED explosion in Afghanistan. (Tim)
  • My neighbor Charlie’s recovery from pneumonia and that he will be able to come home soon. (Mick)
  • My cousin’s husband who had to have sudden surgery and for my cousin who has a rare cancer. (Jenny)
  • My brother Robert who is broken-hearted (Chris)
  • My friend Mike who will be deployed back to Afghanistan, that he be kept safe (Skylar)
  • A friend of mine who told me that 5 of her friends were killed this morning in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan.
  • All the kids that are about to take their TAKS test, that they have courage and confidence and know that their worth is not based on their score. (Weishan)
  • Afghanistan that the Lord watch over the super powers who are handling negotiations. (Evan)
  • Waiting on HUD to give us a closing date as we’re supposed to be moving to our new house next weekend. (Rachel)

… let us pray to the Lord.  Lord have mercy.

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