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

Prayers and Praises

Let Us Pray:
Lord, I ask you to inspire me to encourage others by what I say and do today. God and Creator of all people, never let me look down on others or make anyone feel inferior. Lord, show me how to live today with genuine concern for others. In expressing my care, may I show people that they are valued, loved and appreciated for who they are. 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 terror attacks across the globe; Comfort for the families and friends of those lost; and comfort and healing for those injured and their families.

PRAISES AND PRAYERS FOR: Lance – His friend who has been battling cancer for the last year is now cancer free and he finished his bachelors degree.

PRAISES FOR: Chuck – Fathers Day.

PRAYERS FOR: Branden – Safe travel and for comfort for he and his family as they attend his grandfather’s funeral.

PRAYERS FOR: The families and friends of the USS Fitzgerald sailors who died or were injured in the ship collision.

PRAYERS FOR: The families and friends of those who died in the the London High Rise fire. Shelter and care for those who were made homeless.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – A Co-worker who has a cardiology appointment this week.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Her coworker and her husband, Lester Sanders, who will be returning to work this week.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Her step-sister, Arlene, had another chemo treatment and is still tolerating it well.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce’s coworker’s sister who was beaten up in Canton.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – The friends and family of the two Georgia Sheriffs who were killed this week.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – Comfort for the friends and family, and healing for the Senators shot on the baseball field.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – Healing for a friend who is very ill.

PRAYERS FOR: Comfort for Billy, the family, and for his sister whose husband died.

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

PRAISE GOD FOR: Dana – The safe return of her daughter, Katy, and her family from vacation.

PRAYERS FOR: The McDonald family in Cobb County needing housing.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Little Polly continues to recover.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul’s mom‘s upcoming surgery.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Mike Sherlock who is in MICU Hospital having trouble breathing

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Found a roommate but is struggling to come up with her half of the rent.

PRAYERS FOR: Rhonda Brown – swift recovery from emergency gall bladder surgery.

PRAYERS FOR: Continuing prayers of comfort, and strength for Pastor Judy.

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

PRAYERS FOR: Physical and spiritual transition to a new way of being for Rev. Adei Grenpastures.

PRAYERS FOR: Healing for Thomas Smith’s cousin, Charles Murrah, who was badly hurt after being robbed and beaten recently.


PRAISE GOD FOR: Quinn Stevenson – The lovely spirit flowing through FCCD and the wonderful presence of Amanda Tatlock (seminary intern).

PRAISE GOD FOR: Yolanda Lewellyn – celebration of Saundra Brundage’s birthday.

PRAYERS FOR: Wiley Harris and Danl Giles lift up their friend, Nate, who is experiencing some problems. May he make good decisions to overcome them.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Daphne Riley – For healing for Felix as he resumes normal activity and summer school.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Jacob Tate – for more fun at the CYF conference this week.

PRAYERS FOR: Wendy Wyche for healing of herself and her friend Robin.

PRAYERS FOR: Joshua Alexander for healing and comfort of Robert Epps and his family after a hospital stay.

PRAYERS FOR: Jackie Tate for travel mercies for her brother, Jorge, and her father, John, on their way back to Georgia.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Minnie Haynes – for all the prayers of comfort from this faith community on the death of Ronald E. Haynes.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Billy has a job.

PRAYERS FOR: Paul M. – His feet.

PRAYERS FOR: Chuck – Public Transportation.

PRAYERS FOR: Dwight – Vision Challenges.

PRAYERS FOR: James – Strength and courage.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Wiley Harris and Danl Giles that they are doing better and are excited to see what God has planned for their future.

PRAYERS FOR: Jolie Hamilton – For her grandfather, Ed Hamilton, as he moves into his new condo.

PRAYERS FOR: Jackie Tate – For her family as her stepmother, Linda Neumann, prepares for transition to life eternal.

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

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

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: 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.