Praises

Lord prepare me

to be a sanctuary

Pure and holy

tried and true

With thanksgiving I'll be a living

sanctuary for you

Jesus loves me this I know

for the Bible tells me so

Little ones to Him belong

They are weak but He is strong

Yes, Jesus loves me

Yes, Jesus loves me

Yes, Jesus loves me

the Bible tells me so

Scripture

Rejoice always, 

pray continually, 

give thanks in all circumstances; 

for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Prayers

COVID-19

  • Those near and far with COVID-19 - asymptomatic, symptomatic, hospitalized, recovering. For the families of those who have been lost to COVID-19.

  • Non-COVID-19 patients who must wrestle with their own health concerns along with fear about COVID-19  

  • Hospital workers, caregivers who care directly for COVID-19 patients

  • Hospital administrators who must work and lead tirelessly through the threat of COVID-19 (in the midst of everything else)

  • Researchers, scientists, companies who are looking for treatments and vaccines.

  • Leaders (local, state, national) that they might have wisdom, courage and love

  • Extended vigilance for all 

 

Racism and Healing

  • Those who carry deep wounds because of racism, those who have wounded others

  • A culture of God's kingdom to be realized, where deep spiritual fellowships and friendships across racial and ethnic boundaries demonstrate the love of God

 

Economy

  • Business owners and employees as they work through the stresses of shutting down, reopening, and swings in their personal finances and in the economy  

  • Trust in God as our ultimate provider to supplant trust in money

 

Schools

  • Wisdom for school administrators as they plan what school will look like in the fall

  • Parents and children as they wrestle with family, work, parenting, "home" schooling, mental and emotional health issues

 

The people of Jesus

  • Followers of Jesus + churches, to shine as the light of the world in a dark time

  • God would redeem this time through people coming to faith in Jesus and following Him

  • Churches everywhere to remain wise, vigilant and loving while addressing the challenges of reopening 

  • Delran UMC, as we take steps to reopen, for wisdom, patience, mutual love, unity and protection, that no one would get COVID-19

  • Our church leaders, response team and pastor, for strength and vigilance

  • For the cares and concerns of our brothers and sisters in the church family, our friends and neighbors - their health, courage, wisdom, vigilance

Joys & Concerns

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven

Give us this day our daily bread

Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil

For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever. Amen.