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

Prayers and Praises

Let Us Pray:
Lord our God Almighty, we, your people, stand before you seeking your protection in the need of our time, through all sin and death. We praise you for giving us so much peace in an age full of trouble, and for granting us the assurance of your help. Even when we suffer, we do not want to remain in the darkness of suffering but want to rise up to praise and glorify you. Grant that we may understand your righteousness and live by it even in a crooked generation. Protect us in the midst of temptation and conflicting opinions so that we are raised above them and remain free, with our thoughts on you and your true and loving righteousness. Your righteousness gives us hope for the many, many people who still need help to realize that their lives are not of passing value but of eternal worth. 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.

PRAYERS FOR: All those affected by the Manchester bombing; Comfort for the families and friends of those lost; and comfort and healing for those injured and their families.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul’s mom. Having thyroid problem and may be related to pulmonary issues.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Little Polly, who has a pulled her knee and has a therapy appointment May 23.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Alyce’s sister, Arlene, completed her first chemo treatment. Having Lymph node surgery Thursday.

PRAYERS FOR: To continue to receive needed supplies and guidance for the hygiene kit ministry.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Paul M – His sister in Newnan providing meals and housing.

PRAYERS FOR: James-Strength and courage.

PRAISE GOD FOR: James & Betty Brewer-Calvert – That daughter Katy graduates from college this month and starts her new job.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Tom Rosenberger’s husband, Paulo’s immigration paperwork has been approved.

PRAYERS FOR: Quinn Stevenson asks for prayers for the Weem’s family as Julian undergoes surgery.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Billy, Alyce, and Branden have jobs.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Lance – Mr Eleby’s justice.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Brandon – Highway repairs.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – Travel mercies, a friends mother who is recovering from a hemorrage.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – True accountability for the I-85 collapse.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Housing.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Health.

PRAYERS FOR: Continuing prayers of comfort, and strength for Pastor Judy. The full effect of the passing of her wife Nancy Van Dyke is hitting her now.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – The people of Egypt.

PRAYERS FOR: Elizabeth – The people of Syria.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Rev Guy Kent.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Paul M – Christian Formation, patience and forgiveness

PRAYERS FOR: Gloria – Her mother battling addiction.

PRAYERS FOR: James – Growth in job.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Health.

PRAYERS FOR: Paul M. – The Congregation.

PRAYERS FOR: Mary Frances Early asking for peace among all the people throughout the world.

PRAYERS FOR: Paul M – The less fortunate.

PRAYERS FOR: Bennie – Disability court date.

PRAYERS FOR: Deb – Worry about job, finances, etc.

PRAYERS FOR: Quinn Stevenson – That we See each other and Meet each other in compassionate listening; and that we respect the power of our words, both kind and harsh, to change lives for the better or not.

PRAYERS FOR: Paul M – The needy.

PRAYERS FOR: Paul M – An End to violence.

PRAYERS FOR: Branden – His brother and sister in law.

PRAYERS FOR: Branden – Sister’s family about to have twin boys.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Katrice – Her Veterans Administration review is coming up.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – Mobile showers for the homeless.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Merridy’s Health.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Spring flowers.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Deb – Genasie at Kennesaw State.

PRAYERS FOR: An end to the violence in the streets.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Matthew & Donal.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Joe & James.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – That everyone can work their own relationship with God


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

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Continued prayers for Susan R’s double vision to be cured.

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

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

PRAYERS FOR: Church finances.

PRAYERS FOR: Anyone afraid to go to church.

PRAYERS FOR: Comfort and healing for Amanda and guidance for her medical staff.

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

PRAISE GOD FOR: Family and loved ones.

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

Pastor Paul and Bill, Vicar Alyce, Sarah T., Braden B., Wil, Bill B., Rick D., Lance H. Monica H., Jeanne J., Jessica B., Mason J., Teresa K., James L., Pastor Judy, Rich O., Chuck S., Susan S., 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, 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.