Week of January 24, 2021
We pray for Saint Peter Lutheran Church as we gather for worship online, as we discern where God is calling us at this time, and as our community is scattered and separated. Keep us and all your children safely in your care, O Lord.
We pray for all communities across the nation experiencing high or increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases. For the people infected with this virus, for the healthcare workers caring for them, for their families and friends concerned about them, for those waiting for a vaccination. We also pray for all people affected by changes to business operations as cities, counties, and states change guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
We pray for all in our education system as the school year continues and changes. For students, teachers, administrators, staff, bus drivers, and parents as learning happens in-person and online.
We pray for our planet and all the diverse creatures you, O God, have created and that so abundantly fill this world. We pray for those creatures and ecosystems in need of restoration: for devastated habitats, polluted waters, thawing ice, blazing fires, swelling floods, and long-lasting droughts. Renew all creation, O God.
We pray for the leaders of all cities, states, and nations. May they remember that they are public servants, supporting the needs of all their people rather than a few. As they make decisions, may they work to expand peace, justice, and economic security for all.
We pray for your Church, both your children gathered here at St. Peter Lutheran and your children around the world and through all time. Protect us from stumbling. Do not let us be overcome with sorrow, division, or despair. Make us radiant with goodness that we might always live to the praise of Your glory and share Your grace and truth throughout the world.
Please remember the following sisters and brothers in your daily prayers:
Our front-line professionals against the Covid-19 virus: Emily, Danny, Darren, and Alyssa.
Our regular prayer list: Melanie, Kathleen, Mel and Ina, Louise, Shirley, George, Laila, Ruth, Nicole, Emily, Terri, Rusty, Lois, Terra, David, Don, Christy, Helen, and Kathy.
We give thanks for healing for Don and Scott.
All those serving in active military duty, especially James Murphy and John Curran, and their families.