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

Prayers and Praises

Let Us Pray:
For the gladness here where the sun is shining at evening on the weeds at the river,
Our prayer of thanks.
For the laughter of children who tumble barefooted and bareheaded in the summer grass,
Our prayer of thanks.
For the sunset and the stars, the women and the copper arms that hold us,
Our prayer of thanks.
God, the game is all your way, the secrets and the signals and the system; and so for the break of the game and the first play and the last.
Our prayer of thanks.       Amen.
                                        From Our Prayer of Thanks by Carl Sandburg


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 AND PRAYERS FOR: That the tree that fell on the parsonage only damaged the house and none of the inhabitants, Prayers for peace and a swift rebuilding of the roof.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – Billy’s healthcare.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance and everyone else with Allergies.

PRAYERS FOR: Holly & Sheree – Work.

PRAYERS FOR: Sheree – To get over the flu.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Francheska – Easter.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Her brother, Herb, has pneumonia.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – A friend was recently widowed.

PRAYERS FOR: Matthew – His Aunt.

PRAYERS FOR: Deb – dental overbilling to be straightened out.

PRAYERS FOR: James – Personal growth.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Donel – Gardening.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – A friend who is up for a sales award.

PRAISE GOD FOR : Deb, and Alyce for Health.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – A friend who lost her husband.

PRAYERS FOR: Dwight – Disability benefits.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Paul M – Housing.

PRAYERS FOR: Paul M – The less fortunate.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Judy doing better.

PRAYERS FOR: Continuing prayers of comfort, and strength for Pastor Judy, and the wider family on the passing of her wife Nancy Van Dyke.

PRAYERS FOR: Katy Brewer-Calvert – College classmate passed away unexpectedly.

PRAYERS FOR: Becky Kidd’s mother, Susan Corbin, diagnosed with COPD.

PRAYERS FOR: Bob and Ida-Anne Clarke experiencing health issues.

PRAYERS FOR: Rev. Adei Grenpastures is back at Golden Living Center.

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

PRAISE GOD FOR: Billy, Matthew, James, and All have jobs.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Bennie – Walking.

PRAYERS FOR: Bennie – Disability court date.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Alyce – Now has Health insurance benefits thru her work.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Deb – Job, house, and that her car is fixed.

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

PRAISE GOD FOR: Billy, James, & Donel have jobs.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Henry Brewer-Calvert on his recommendation to the church board of FCCD to be taken In Care for Ordination.

PRAYERS FOR: Daphne Reiley – The Spring Residency of the Spiritual Direction Training Program.

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.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Paul M – Employment opportunities.

PRAYERS FOR: Paul M – Christian Formation, patience and forgiveness.

PRAYERS FOR: Paul M – The needy.

PRAYERS FOR: Matthew – His uncle who is in hospice.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – His mother’s health.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – His mother is a real ally.

PRAYERS FOR: James – Job prospects.

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

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Holly and Sheree.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Mason’s grandmother.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Mason – Job stuff.

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.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Wiley and Donel for God fulfilling their needs.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – Mobile showers for the homeless.

PRAYERS FOR: Dwight – Health issues, Medication, and Housing.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Merridy’s Health.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Spring flowers.

PRAYERS FOR: Esther and Reggie’s relationship.

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

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

PRAYERS FOR: Tara Crosby, with a high risk pregnancy.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Matthew & Donal.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Joe & James.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Jimmy Steffes, still in a coma but off life support after being hit by a drunk driver.

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: The Peachtree & Pine Shelter and those it cares for.

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., Teresa B. and Tiffany B., Wil, Bill B., Rick D., Lance H. Monica H., Jeanne J., Jessica B., Mason J., Teresa K., James L., Pastor Judy and Nancy, Sara N., Jolene and Ken, Rich O., Caroline and Maryanne, Enrique S., Clinton S., Chuck S., Susan S., Jeff T., Matthew W., 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

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