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

Prayers and Praises

Let Us Pray (Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi)
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. 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: Mike D – Sobriety.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – Health.

PRAYERS FOR: James – His mother’s eyes.

PRAISE GOD FOR: James – His parents doing well this past week.

PRAYERS FOR: Rev. Charlotte Strayhorne whose mother passed away.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike D & Pastor Paul – The homeless in this cold weather.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Our guests at today’s service.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Her Uncle Hubert is in hospice.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Dana – The use of the First Christian Church Chapel in cold weather.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – The Federal workers not receiving paychecks during the shutdown.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Billy – Has full time employment.

PRAYERS FOR: Matthew – For comfort for he and his family on the passing of his grandfather.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Zan Thornton – 29 years sober.

PRAYERS FOR: Zan Thornton – Her sister, Sandra Catherine Thornton.

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

PRAYERS FOR: Dwight – Housing.

PRAYERS FOR: Dwight – Healing for his feet.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike T – Comfort for he and his family on the passing of his stepmother.

PRAYERS FOR: Stephen – Medical help.

PRAYERS FOR: Calvin – Dealing with the court system.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – A high school friend’s daughter diagnosed with cancer.

PRAYERS FOR: Genasie – Cardiac health.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – A co-worker’s son having surgery.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Hygiene Ministry – we were able to give kits to 3 people who stopped by FCCD looking for them.

PRAYERS FOR: For GSCC and its leadership in 2019: Pod Cast “God Talk At The Kitchen Table” and

PRAYERS FOR: Hagar House – That their ministry may continue.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Hagar House – That we were able to lend them a hand around Christmas.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Comfort, strength and a miracle for Rev. Guy Kent as he continues his battle against cancer. Rev Kent now wants to stay healthy enough to go to Paris in June of 2019.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – The victims of the Tsunami in Indonesia, their families, and the rescue and relief workers.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Matthew’s grandmother’s well-being.

PRAYERS FOR: Rhonda – Comfort and healing or Michael Reeves Sr (73) who is in the hospital in Augusta GA. Also for the family.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Mike T – God’s blessings.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Dana – good health.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – The homeless in cold weather.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: The California Camp fire being contained, and people being allowed back in to see what’s left of their property. Prayers for the dead and comfort for their families, and for those who barely escaped with their lives.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Katrice – An abundance of food clothing, shelter friends and blessings.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – The opportunity to do PODCASTs with AIB.

PRAISE GOD FOR: James Peake – His job.

PRAYERS FOR: Matthew – For a car.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike T – Those who have been lost to and those living with HIV/AIDS, and an end to the complacency.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge.

PRAYERS FOR: Our Church finances.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Good health for Pastor Judy.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Trans friends dealing with loneliness.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Bipartisanship in our political leaders.

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

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – Our church.

PRAYERS FOR: People to stop their political divisiveness.

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 – Continued strength and comfort for Melanie, diagnosed with cancer, and that the doctors may successfully treat her.

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.

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.