Saint John's Weekly Congregational Care and Prayers
January 26, 2022
Rejoice always, pray constantly, and give thanks for everything –
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1st Thessalonians 5:16 The Inclusive Bible
Prayers of Comfort
We pray for comfort for the family and friends of Margie Walker who passed January 23.
We pray for comfort for the family and friends of victims of violence – particularly those in California.
Prayers of Thanks
We give thanks for the remission of Beth Siever’s cancer.
We give thanks for the baptism of Vivian Rose Hattlestad
Prayers for Hope, Help, and Healing
We pray for hope and healing for those impacted by discriminatory laws and actions, particularly
those who are losing their lives in protest or rejection of that discrimination.
We pray for hope, help, and healing for District Superintendent, Andy Smith, and all those involved in UMC affiliation/disaffiliation discernment discussions.
We pray for those who face illness, medical treatment, mental health crisis, and recovery that they will feel God’s presence every step of the way, bringing them hope and healing of mind, body, and spirit.
Ed R and his mother, Sylvia R.
Donna D. and sister, Lynn P.
Kathy W and friend, Kristi D
Jennifer C, daughter Alexis S, and friends, Cricket P, Sam P, and Izzy P
David E, Susan H’s brother
Rana P, Lynne Dobson’s friend
Howard and Mary M
Marvin and Alice M
Our Scripture: Psalm 4
1 Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You gave me room when I was in distress.
Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer. 2 How long, you people, shall my honor suffer shame?
How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah
3 But know that the LORD has set apart the faithful for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.
4 When you are disturbed do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent. Selah
5 Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the LORD.
6 There are many who say, “O that we might see some good! Let the light of your face shine on us, O LORD!”
7 You have put gladness in my heart more than when their grain and wine abound.8
I will both lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me lie down in safety.
Let us pray
Dear God of grace, help us be faithful to you and to be mindful when our actions are not in keeping with what we know to be in line with your goodness, truth, and teachings. May we lie in peace with you and your people, knowing that you protect us. As your light shines on us, may we spread that light into the world. Hear our prayer.