Tuesday Nights 7:00pm
Prayers for Every Tuesday at 7:00pm
We ask that you all gather your families in your homes every Tuesday at 7:00pm, and pray.
(All prayers are heard, at anytime and every time. If you cannot pray with us tonight at 7:00pm, It's ok. Pray constantly, and without ceasing.)
The following are from Pastor Scott Jones:
Our weekly prayers:
Almighty God, as we gather in prayer this evening, may our prayers bind us together as we our bound with you. Hear our prayers for our families, our neighbors, our nation and the world, that the healing power of your gracious love might bring health, hope, peace and love throughout your creation.
We pray for medical facilities and providers:
Hospitals, nursing homes, group homes and other health care facilities, for the health and safety of patients and residents who live there as well as their caregivers. May these days and weeks draw them closer to one another and closer to you.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The World Health Organization and all Medical researchers and scientists who are researching potential vaccines, and those who are analyzing data to advise our leaders. May their conclusions be grounded in scientific fact, whenever possible, when not, with a focus upon the public good. Guide them, sustain them and comfort them in their fatigue.
We pray for schools:
Calm children whose schedules and routines have been disrupted, and bring peace to those who are fearful from all they hear and see around them. Comfort those children and adults alike, who are unable to participate in planned activities and anticipated vacations. May our small sacrifices be sufficient to protect ourselves and our neighbors.
Bring patience to parents and caregivers during this time of school closure.
Guide our school administrators as they continue to make decisions and provide resources that impact our children, their teachers, school staff and their families.
We pray for Ascension Christian Preschool and all other daycare centers that have decided to stay open to support the parents whose work is considered essential. Keep all of the children and their care providers safe and virus free. Give us all the wisdom to make decisions that are in the best interest of the most vulnerable among us. Let us be grounded in love, not fear, as we care for those entrusted to us.
We pray for workplaces and employees:
Workers who are anxious about the safety of their workplaces; especially those whose job it is to interact with the public in hospitals, grocery stores, restaurants, public transportation and those who make deliveries. We pray that all people would respect and honor the spirit of social distancing and that our careful interactions would not lead to a continued spread of COVID-19.
For business owners and managers who are making decisions about what work is deemed essential and which employees will be permitted to work.
For hope even amidst the financial uncertainty that the shelter in place status has created for so many of us. Let those who have be generous to those without.
For our leaders, our government institutions and our municipal agencies:
Give our local, state and national leaders the strength and stamina to continue to make decisions that are for the good of all. Let all partisanship fade during this time of uncertainty and insecurity. We pray especially for those who will be making decisions about when and how to ease the shelter in place mandates.
We pray for people who are unable to gather:
For worshiping communities that are gathering remotely, may they experience community, and a sense of connection amidst the separation.
For those who are unable to be supported through 12-step meetings and other support groups that are unable to meet. May new life-lines be established to ensure the health and well-being of all people.
For all who are grieving:
May this time of isolation provide a time and space for fond recollection, rather than loneliness.
Bless the phone conversations, the video chats, the texts and even the cards that are shared among us. May they be a sign of the love that we have for one another, which we first received from God.
We pray for those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, those who are awaiting the results of testing, for those who are quarantined as a precaution and all of those who are living in fear of the virus. May the days ahead and our sheltering in place serve to reduce the spread and flatten the curve so that we might put these days behind us. We pray in expectation that our prayers will be received through the powerful name of the one who gave his life for us, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
A prayer that can be prayed throughout the pandemic:
God, our peace and our strength, we pray for our nation and the world as we face ongoing uncertainty around the coronavirus. Protect the most vulnerable among us, especially all who are currently sick or in isolation. Grant wisdom, patience, and clarity to health care workers, especially as their work caring for others puts them at great risk. Guide us as we consider how best to prepare and respond in our families, congregations, workplaces, and communities. Give us courage to face these days not with fear but with compassion, concern, and acts of service, trusting that you abide with us always; through Jesus Christ our Lord.