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

Prayers and Praises

Let Us Pray:
Dear Jesus, look down on us this morning with sympathy, for there is much affliction. We did not sleep well or long enough; We ache and are worried about our health; We worry about money, family, and our homes needing repair. Other people drive us crazy, the media is saying destructive things, and the political mess in our locality and nation make us despair. The hypocrisy of so many Christians makes us half-ashamed to call ourselves one sometimes. How can people be so stupid? They just seem to get worse and worse.
Jesus, we realize. The world is not perfect, so we turn to you. We pray for you to give us the strength to endure the pain, the certainty of hope to avoid the anxiety about this world. Please let us grow in you, that we might see our own wrong doing and with the help of your Spirit, simply dissolve it away. Hear our prayers for those on this list and for others unspoken who need you. We pray in the name of Your love. 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: Another successful Hygiene Kit Sunday.

PRAYERS FOR: Billy & Pastor Paul – Billy is down with the flu.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Linda Genevicz (Katy’s Mom) who was taken to the hospital last Thursday and found to have had a minor stroke and a benign mass on her brain.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Enlighten Sarah, Joe, Daniel Christopher, Tim, William, and Katy – for peace in the family.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul to have strength and sanity to survive his softball umpire schedule.

PRAYERS FOR: All those affected by Hurricane Dorian.

PRAYERS FOR: James – His parents’ health.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Successful surgery and for healing for Chuck.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – A coworker’s husband who is had heart surgery.

PRAYERS FOR: Genisee – To catch up on the schoolwork she is behind on due to illness.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Billy – Has full time employment.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – The family, friends, and Sisterhood of Novice Sister Flora Bortion (Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence) who passed into the arms of God.

PRAYERS FOR: The families of the 34 lost in the boat explosion.

PRAISE GOD FOR: That everyone who wants to work, has work.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Healing for his mother’s eyes.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Her friend Shawnee Robinson, that she has a successful appeal.

PRAYERS FOR: Calvin – Encouragement as he goes thru a difficult time

PRAYERS FOR: Brandon – Peace and love between his siblings after a recent disagreement.

PRAYERS FOR: James – Our country’s leadership.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – A good diagnosis and outcome for Paul I after a bout of chest pains.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Brandon – For his new job.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – Guy Kent, who although he is now cancer free is having to deal with “old people” stuff.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – His sister having surgery on her hand.

PRAYERS FOR: Rich – Healing for his coworker Byron’s aunt, who had open heart surgery due to blood clots.

PRAYERS FOR: Rich – For our nation to find better ways to handle violence.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Her health.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Those who’ve recently lost someone.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Lance to better handle the stress of his new job.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Healing in her left eye, which has a floater that affects her vision.

PRAYERS FOR: Debbie – The leaders of our nation.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Deb – For her friend, Carol, in Virginia who was offered a fellowship program to help the homeless.

PRAYERS FOR: Deb – The changes coming at her work and the effects they will have on her.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike and Alyce – Changes at work.

PRAYERS FOR: James – That the attacking at the government level will stop. Pray for peace.

PRAISE GOD FOR: We have a retreat date set.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Mike D – Praise for an answer to prayer.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Katrice – Praise for joining the board of the First
Existentialists, who are active in social justice causes.

PRAYERS FOR: James – For healing for a toothache, and for finances to go to the dentist.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – The situation at the southern border and for the division in our nation.

PRAYERS FOR: James – His parents, especially his mother who has a cataract in her left eye.

PRAYERS FOR: Andre – Health issues and trust that things will be OK.

PRAYERS FOR: Ray Park diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Richard Henderson’s recovery, who recently had his hip replaced after breaking it in a fall.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike D – The situation with thousands of migrant children being held in internment camps under inhumane conditions.

PRAYERS FOR: Branden – The federal government that is in crisis, that it become a better government than we’ve had before.

PRAYERS FOR: Rich’s mom. Her husband died last year, and she has not had the courage to go back to church.

PRAYERS FOR: A positive outcome and proper healing for Mason Jones who had foot and ankle surgery.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – Pastor Judy has also been pronounced cancer free.

PRAYERS FOR: Vicar Alyce – Her cousin, June, being told she has breast cancer.

PRAYERS FOR: Deb – A coworker needing cardiac surgery and her mother who had a stroke.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Her sister in law’s daughter, Janet, who has throat cancer.

PRAYERS FOR: The United Methodist Church and the people in it.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Our hygiene kit ministry; for the needed supplies; for the many hands who turn out to assemble and hand out the kits, and guidance for all our ministries.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Those in the transgender community facing increasing prejudice, hostility, joblessness, and homelessness.

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

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 –Our Church, its finances, & the church staff.

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

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: 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 battling HIV / AIDS, Cancer, depression, or alcohol and drug addiction.

We continue to lift:
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, Kris, Rich, Mike T., Mike D., and Dwight

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