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

Prayers and Praises

Let Us Pray
Dear Lord, I don’t know who or what will cross my path today. But I do know that You are my rock and my fortress. You are my shield and my strong tower. Help me to anchor myself to You today. Teach me how to stand strong in You and choose only Your way today. Help me walk by Your truth and not my feelings. Help me to embrace anything that comes my way as an opportunity to see You at work and as opportunity to point others to You. This I ask in the name of Jesus Christ, 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: Alyce – A successful stye removal.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – The wildfire victims in California.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – The survivors of hurricanes Michael and Florence, and a restoration of their normal lives.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Dana – The office holding together while she was gone, and for a safe trip.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – The wildfire victims in California and the firefighters battling the fire.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Mike – Our veterans.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike – The beneficiaries of last week’s homeless ministry.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – The ability to hand out 552 hygiene kits last Sunday, and for those who came to help.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Billy – Has full time employment.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – The flooding victims in Texas.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – A friend who is having cancer surgery.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul –A repeat of the healing of the same type of cancer for the brother of Pastor James & comfort for the family.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – All those people who were not able to come to church today.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Rev. Guy Kent for his continuing battle against cancer. The type cancer he has is genetic and there is a pill to stop it. His medical insurance approved the medication and Emory Group is paying his co-pay.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – The family and fellow officers of the Gwinnett Police Officer who was shot and killed in Snellville

PRAYERS FOR: James – Strength to take care of his mother and a positive recovery for her from the first surgery.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Having cataract surgery in December.

PRAYERS FOR: Matthew – Asking for God to open a way for him to come to church on Sunday.

PRAYERS FOR: That we can work with insurance companies to lower costs.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Co-workers dealing with difficulties.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – A High School classmates health issues.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – FCCD is officially an Open And Affirming church within UCC.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor James is still cancer free.

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

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

PRAYERS FOR: Dwight – Searching for housing.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – Our church.

PRAYERS FOR: People to stop their political divisiveness.

PRAYERS FOR: Calvin – Dealing with his probation officer.

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

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

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.

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.