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Wednesday Prayer Meeting 04/15/20

At St. John’s, we come together every Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock to join in prayer. These days, we pray together – apart!

We have a variety of issues we lift up to the Lord. This list changes from week to week. Everyone is welcome! Bring your own concerns and we’ll pray together. God is listening!

 
 
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The Lord be with you

And also with you

Move among us, O God; give us life.

Make our hearts clean within us.

John 20:19-31

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.” A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

Prayer for Peace 

Renew us in mind and spirit.

Sustain us with your spirit of freedom.

Almighty God, give us wisdom to perceive you,

Intelligence to understand you,

Diligence to seek for you,

Patience to wait for you,

Vision to behold you,

A heart to meditate upon you,

A life to proclaim you.

 

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Prayers – 

Thanksgivings

Sick and homebound/ caregivers

Pandemic:

  • Those sick/ families
  • Medical personnel
  • Those affected economically
  • Those living in fear

Grieving

Those with dementia/ mental illness

Families/ the young/ Majengo

Leaders/ Churches

Those who travel

Prayer cards

Let us bless the Lord

Thanks be to God

“We do not come to God as strangers pleading for special favors, but as those He calls His children”

Father, we thank You for all Your answers – the “no” answers, the “not yet” answers, and the “yes” answers, because we know that You know best!

Lord, hear too the other prayers of our hearts – the prayers not mentioned aloud – the prayers that are deep inside us. Hear our prayers for healing – for peace – for forgiveness – for quiet – for grace upon grace…

All these things we ask in the name of Jesus.  Amen.