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

Prayers and Praises

Let Us Pray:
God, at this time of Thanksgiving we know You hear our prayers, and these we lift up to You. However, sometimes life gets us down and we find it hard to see things to be thankful for. Open our eyes to see the gifts You’ve given us, and please forgive us for not thanking You enough for all that You do.
Thank you, God for the times You have said “no.” They have helped me depend on You so much more.
Thank You, God, for unanswered prayer. It reminds me that You know what’s best for me, even when my opinion differs from Yours.
Thank You, God, for the doors You have closed. They have prevented me from going where You would rather not have me go.
Thank You, Lord, for the things You have withheld from me. You have protected me from what I may never realize.
Thank You, God, for the uncertainties I’ve experienced. They have deepened my trust in You.
Thank You, Lord, for the times You came through for me when I didn’t even know I needed a rescue.
Lead us, guide us, renew our spirits, fill us with Your peace and joy, and accept our thanks this day. 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 who will be traveling to be with friends and family during this Thanksgiving.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Neighbor gave birth to a son, Samuel James.



PRAYERS FOR: Lance – Health

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – Travel mercies for a friend in India.

PRAYERS FOR: Billy needing a job and insurance.

PRAYERS FOR: Friends and families of the 325 transgender people who have been killed worldwide in the past year.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Those who have lost loved ones this year.

PRAYERS FOR: Feeding the homeless and a cold hearted government.

PRAYERS FOR: Dwight – Social Security and housing.


PRAISE GOD FOR: The Pastor’s Mom’s health is improving.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul & Billy’s future.


PRAYERS FOR: Vivian: A death in the family.

PRAISE GOD FOR: GSCC. Unity Fellowship and First Christian Church.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Paul M – A cellmate helped him during incarceration.

PRAYERS FOR: Paul M – A friends mom fell.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Genasie, who is looking for a job.

PRAYERS FOR: Travel mercies for Matthew, Donel and Branden who are all traveling.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Paul M – The clerk at QT who extended hospitality.

PRAYERS FOR: James P – His mom’s health.

PRAYERS FOR: James P – His personal journey.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Help replacing eyeglasses.

PRAYERS FOR: James – Pedestrians dying on the interstates.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Katrice has a job and housing.

PRAYERS FOR: Antron recovering and healing from HIV related illness.

PRAYERS FOR: Rev. Guy Kent who is battling terminal cancer and wants to take grandkids to Alaska.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Branden – That he knows God is always with him.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – To have a better energy level.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – The world. Between disasters and war, may all those who need help get it.

PRAYERS FOR: Paul M. – Atlanta’s homelessness and the city’s response to it.

PRAYERS FOR: Matthew to find transportation and a part time job to supplement the one he has.

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: Our Church finances.

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

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Dana’s Health.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Matt K – For all God’s blessings so far.

PRAYERS FOR: James – Employment.

PRAYERS FOR: Peace on Earth, especially in Korea.

PRAYERS FOR: James – Experiencing muscle pain.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Deb – Friendship & reconciliation.

PRAYERS FOR: Peace on the streets of USA.

PRAYERS FOR: Brandon – Prospects of a better job.

PRAYERS FOR: A friend of Katy’s who has multiple family problems.

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.

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

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: Paul – That our country stay safe with all the problems in the world, especially N.Korea, Syria, Russia, and China.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Family and loved ones.

PRAYERS FOR: That everyone have their prayers answered.

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.

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

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

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.