Weekly Prayer List
During the week of May 15, 2022, we pray for the healing and comfort of those for whom we now offer our prayers.
For the sick: John, Ura, Killian, Ronald, Vicki, Graeme, Ellen, Waneta, Sterling (a priest), Tim, Jarrett, Harley, Frederick, Catherine, Samantha, Jane, Paul, David, Roberta, Gary, Pat, Judith, Edward, Julie, John, Ryan, Rob, Kelly, Reid, Lisa, Maurine, Mary, Richard, Matt, Elizabeth, Larry, Joyce,Tom (a priest), William (a priest), Brenda, Leo, Gordy, Bill, and all with Covid-19.
For those needing special prayers: David Luke, a religious; Kathy, Larry, Dorothy, and Mark; the Helmer and Jones families, all who mourn, and for the people of Ukraine.
For those who have returned to commuting and work, and for those still working remotely; for all healthcare workers, especially Joseph Basil, Jackie, Gary, Will, Choy, Erica K., Larry, Ciaran, Lee, Kari, Anthony, William, Eric, Lisa, Thomas, and Emily; for all families and children in this city and state; for all expectant parents; for our neighbors in Edgewater, especially those who are alone, out of work, or sick; and for all prisoners, especially Oscar Roy, Jorge, and Mingo.
For members of our military services on active duty: Andre, Rique, Owen, Max, and Celeste; and for Scott serving as security in Baghdad.
For Paula, bishop-elect of the Diocese of Chicago, and Chilton, our assisting bishop.
For those celebrating birthdays this week: Jorge Sanchez; David & Megan Bates; Ottis Crudup; John Toman; John Waters; Rodney Starr, and Fr. Robert Cristobal
For those celebrating anniversaries this week: Eddie & Angelle Schwartz
For the departed: All who have died in Ukraine; all who have died of gun violence, especially the nine-year-old boy killed in Skokie and the 10 killed in Buffalo, N.Y. ; and all who have died of Covid-19.
And, at the anniversaries of their deaths: for Reo M. Christenson; Carmella Velon; Clare Cannava; Samuel Coberley; Paul van Winkle; Pamela Murray; Katherine Stevens Wiebolt; Harry Nicholas Hantzes; and Ruth E. Hinton
A Prayer for Ukraine
God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
May these and all our intercessions be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our strength and our redeemer.