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

Prayers and Praises

Let Us Pray:
God, my heavenly Parent, please look upon me and hear my prayers during this holy Season of Lent. Help me to discipline my body and to be renewed in spirit. Without You I can do nothing. By Your Spirit help me to know what is right and to be eager in doing Your will. Help me live by Your commandment of love and make me strong in faith and active in good works. Lord, during this Lenten Season, nourish me with Your Word of life and make me one with You in love and prayer. Fill my heart with Your love, keep me faithful to the Gospel of Christ, and give me the grace to rise above my human weakness. I reach out with joy to grasp Your hand; let me walk more readily in Your ways. Guide me in Your gentle mercy, for left to myself I often fail to do Your Will. I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever.

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: Billy still needing a job and insurance.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul & Billy’s future.

PRAYERS FOR: The safety of our schools.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Billy – two interviews this week.

PRAYERS FOR – Alyce – Healing of, and recovery from, a sinus infection.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Relief for Amanda in her care center.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Dana’s allergies.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Pal – Matthew’s car is fixed and insured.

PRAYERS FOR: James – His mother’s eye treatment.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – Water being restored to the church office.

PRAYERS FOR: James – His personal journey.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – The Decatur Rotary hygiene kit grant application.

PRAYERS FOR: Vivian – The island victims of hurricanes returning to normal lives and that they not experience homelessness.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Julie Fleming – Her dear friend’s son, Aaron, who is struggling with PTSD following 2 tours in Iraq. Pray he gets the help he needs.

PRAYERS FOR: Rev. Dr. Barbara Sims-King – lifts up the family of Carol Wheeler in her recent passing eternal life.

PRAYERS FOR: Sonya Smith and Sonya Roberts – for peace and love as they enter a difficult time of transitioning.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Ruth Lutz – Congratulations to Angelika Mitchell on passing her board certification.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Wiley Harris and Dan Giles – For opening doors & for a job interview coming up soon.

PRAYERS FOR: The families of those who died, and healing for those injured in Florida, in yet another school massacre. We pray that you bring some kind of hope and ending to this senseless violence, and that those who are so driven may be shown a path to inner peace.

PRAYERS FOR: Paul M – An end to violence around the country.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Paul M – His job.

PRAYERS FOR: LT – Vivian’s health.

PRAYERS FOR: Deb – Health.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Wade Houston and the family on the death of his father.

PRAYERS FOR: Branden – A career change.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – Continued prayers for a smooth and successful recovery for his niece, Haley, who had back surgery.

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

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Lance – The deacons in training and the GSCC staff.

PRAISE GOD FOR: LT – Being only 6 credits away from being a Sophomore and also a National Honor Student.

PRAYERS FOR: LT – her classes and class work.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Lance – The life of Jay Norton.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Sylvia Eamos – Her parents while her father is in the hospital.

PRAYERS FOR: Peggy Norton and her family.

PRAYERS FOR: Phil Foster – For Ashley Proper, who has stage 4 breast cancer at age 30.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Support group people need prayer’s.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Billy’s Sister, Linda, her husband, Mark, and their family who are physically unharmed after their house burned.

PRAYERS FOR: Rev. Dr. Barbara Sims-King – Lifts up Unity Fellowship pastor, Rev. Maressa Pendermon, whose son, Ian Hunter was killed in Boston.

PRAYERS FOR: Calvin – He has a court date coming up.

PRAYERS FOR: Healing and comfort for Lily Delk who is n St. Josephs Hospital.

PRAYERS FOR: Betty Brewer-Calvert – Healing for Rev. Wendy Wyche who is in recovery.

PRAYERS FOR: Deb – People to stop their political divisiveness.

PRAYERS FOR: Deb – The homeless as our winter is far from over.

PRAYERS FOR: Chuck’s living arrangements..

PRAYERS FOR: The people who are not at church.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: To continue to receive needed hygiene kit supplies, and guidance for our ministries.

PRAYERS FOR: LT – Her son to find his way and a successful job search for him.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Robbin Brown – For the love and support of her church family.

PRAYERS FOR: John’s health and a solution to his issues.

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

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: 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 God.

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: 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, hostility, 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.

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