Joys & Concerns
- Sarah Eastwood, mother of Gabriel, was hospitalized and now at home recovering from Covid and pneumonia.
- Ben Todd – prayers for recovery from serious accident that resulted in broken ribs, cracked pelvis, and small brain bleeds
- Michael Guzzino was electrocuted, and while still alive, awake, and responsive, is on life support.
- Family of Dick Marquis
- Connie Gullickson, who has pancreatic cancer and given only about 3 weeks.
- Continued prayers for recovery for Errol Ricard, who is in a hospital in BR
- Family of Warren Duffel.
- Randy Morgan – diagnosed with widespread cancer throughout body. Fluid on lungs also of concern. Wife Tami.
- Jim Pigg – pneumonia, dialysis, in St. Pats
- Mark Glover – hospitalized with low oxygen levels
- Jackie Palermo – diagnosed with breast cancer
- Henrietta Sam – thanksgiving for no serious injury in auto accident.
Prayerful Ways to Start & End Your Day
Loving God, we begin this new day in the sure knowledge that you have claimed us as your children. In all that we do, keep us mindful of actions that are pleasing in your sight. In all that we say, make us attentive to the witness we give to your love. Let our lives be an example to all whom we encounter, living as daughters and sons of God who follow in the path of Jesus, our Lord and our brother. Amen
As evening comes and we end the labors of this day, we thank you, Lord Jesus, that you have been our companion. If we have disregarded your fellowship, forgive us. Where we have strayed from your path, correct us. Let us rest this evening as children of God, sheltered in the love of those who belong to your holy family of grace.Amen
Lord, you want us to be “salt”, to add savor to your world. We cannot be bland witnesses to your love, only working when it’s convenient for us or doing work that is incomplete. If we lose our “saltiness”, it cannot be regained. Give us courage and joy in our service to you. Help us to be people who clear the pathways to service rather than those who place roadblocks and “potholes” in which people can stumble. Many are called to serve You, O Lord. Help us to be people who work willingly with others, not demanding that our way is the only way, but rejoicing in new approach to ministry. May we yet hold on to those ‘tried and true’ elements to our lives of faith: Worship. Study. Mission. Prayer. In that final, most vital, part of identity as Christians, hear those names that we have lifted up to you, both aloud and in silence…
Loving God, Give us confidence and joy in all that we do, for we offer our lives and our prayers to you in the name of Jesus Christ, who gave us both the perfect examples for living, and praying, as we pray the prayer he taught us, saying…