Rev. Paul M. Turner, Founding and Senior Pastor, Gentle Spirit Christian Church

Prayers and Praises

Let Us Pray
Creator, today I ask forgiveness of all the negative and harmful words I have spoken about myself and others. I do not want to speak in such a way again. Transform my thoughts and let me understand how marvelously you made us. Change my habits so I use my tongue to speak hope and favor upon others and in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

PRAYERS FOR: At 12 noon each Friday: about bringing justice, fairness and acceptance for our LGBT brothers and sisters. We are asking you to pray for equality before the law everyone and equal protection and treatment for all of God’s children.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Calvin – His sister had a healthy baby girl.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Lance & Jamie returning safely.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – An immigrant family needing a bunk bed to satisfy DFACS.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Those who made it to church and prayers for those who couldn’t.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Katrice – Seeing Midsummer’s Night Dream at the Botanical Garden.

PRAYERS FOR: James – A positive outcome for his mother’s scheduled eye surgery.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: James – His father is walking and still recovering.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – His health.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Katrice – Recovered from an eye infection.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – The victims of Hurricane Florence, especially Rev Candace, and the rescue and recovery people.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – The parishioners of FCCD who have opened their homes to shelter Hurricane Florence evacuees.

PRAYERS FOR: Rev. Guy Kent for his continuing battle against cancer.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – Safe travels to and from Tampa last week.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Katrice – Enjoyed a recent retreat with First Existentialist Church.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Our upcoming retreat.

PRAISES AND PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Her arthritis is better..

PRAYERS FOR: Dwight – Searching for housing.
PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Branden, Matthew and Mason’s grandmother.

PRAISE GOD: Lance – His condo is under contract.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Katrice – Having 2 jobs.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Billy – He starts full time employment this week.

PRAYERS FOR: All those affected or about to be, by hurricanes.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Chuck’s kidney health has been stable for 1 year.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Paul M, who is unemployed and has not been back to church.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – The fire fighters and the families involved in the California Wildfires.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – Our church.

PRAYERS FOR: People to stop their political divisiveness.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Deacon Matthew’s work schedule.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Deb, Francheska and Genesie.

PRAYERS FOR: Calvin – Dealing with his probation officer.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice’s brother John, for health and to get well soon.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Deacon Candidate Matthew’s father is still recovering after a second mild heart attack and the replacement of his stent.

PRAYERS FOR: – The Atlanta homeless who are being targeted by the city as a source of income from fines and parole.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice –Applying for Medicaid.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Asha Leong.

PRAYERS FOR: – Mike – A friend who is in a nursing home.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Immigrant families. and that Congress be guided by God in their decisions and actions.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Needing reading glasses.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Self esteem.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Personal wisdom / enlightenment

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Continuing journey to transition.

PRAYERS FOR – Dana – Strength and comfort for Melanie, diagnosed with cancer, and that the doctors may successfully treat her.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Healing for Rev. Judy.

PRAYERS FOR: Nita Carson – For her daughter, Kira, as she undergoes chemo.

PRAYERS FOR: James – Racism, militarism, poverty.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – The church staff.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – That God may guide our nation’s leaders.

PRAYERS FOR: Damon – Addiction.

PRAYERS FOR: The safety of our schools.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Relief for Amanda in her care center.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: To continue to receive needed hygiene kit supplies, and guidance for our ministries.

PRAYERS FOR: Our Church finances.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: All those who protect and care for us … Police, EMS, Firefighters, Doctors and Nurses, Ministers, Power Crews, and our Military Service personnel worldwide.

PRAYERS FOR: All those affected by terror attacks across the globe; Comfort for the families and friends of those lost; and comfort and healing for those injured and their families.

PRAYERS FOR: Anyone afraid to go to church.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – People with and looking for jobs, not to have to work Sundays.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – To open the minds of those who only find reasons to come to church when they are in crisis.

PRAYERS FOR: The health care system to realize the need and provide mental health assistance.

PRAYERS FOR: Those in the transgender community facing prejudice, hostility, joblessness, and homelessness.

PRAYERS FOR: Those battling HIV / AIDS, Cancer, depression, or alcohol and drug addiction.

We continue to lift up:
Pastor Paul and Bill, Vicar Alyce, Sarah T., Braden B., Wil, Bill B., Rick D., Lance H. Monica H., Robbin Brown, Jeanne J., Jessica B., Mason J., Teresa K., James L., Pastor Judy, Rich O., Chuck S., Susan S., Jeff Carroll, Laury T., Lee Ann, Zan T., Elizabeth H., Dana O., Thomas B., Tim, Ricky, David, Tony, David, Ed, Maria, Jenny, Julius, Travis, Rickey, Justin, Darlene, Alex, Colin, John, Tyler, The Norton Family, Daniel, Gregg and Calvin, Dusty, Kenneth, Ernst, Luke, Willie, Genasie, Debby, Emanuel, Parker, Matthew and Prince, Jeff H, Robert K, James, Pastor James. Pastor Kent.

An independent, affirming and progressive church serving metro Atlanta. We are open, positive and inclusive.