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

Prayers and Praises

Let Us Pray:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, comfort & healing; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. 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.

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 or infected with the COVID-19 virus.

PRAYERS FOR: The friends and family of Rev. Guy Kent and that he now rests comfortably in heaven.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – March 27 is pastor’s 34th anniversary of ordained ministry.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Comfort for her stepdaughter. Sarah, her family, and healing for her husband who is recovering from emergency surgery for a burst appendix.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Judy has had the cancer return in her lungs. Prayers for healing.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Dan C – He is working now.

PRAYERS FOR: Dan C – Healing of blood clots in his leg.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: All those who protect and care for us, especially at this time … Police, EMS, Firefighters, Doctors and Nurses, Ministers, Power Crews, and our Military Service personnel worldwide.

PRAISE GOD FOR: The warmer Spring weather and the blossoming of the flowers and trees.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – The Whosoever editors phone conference meeting this Saturday.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Healing and pain relief for her sister in law who had a knee replaced.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike – His friends, Mike and Pete, who are stranded on a cruise ship anchored off Santiago due to the virus. May they find flights back to the USA.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Success of live streaming our church services.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Paul M.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Genesie got a job

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Those programs struggling during the COVID-19 crisis – Meals on Wheels, Visiting Nurses,, and similar.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – The congregation of First Christian Church of Decatur.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Guidance for a decision on how to handle the next Hygiene Kit Distribution.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – Those who believe that God is in control.

PRAYERS FOR: James – For his parent’s health, and his mother having an appointment with a new ophthalmologist to see about cataract treatment.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – His mother who is in the center of the COVID-19 epidemic in Seattle.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana’s Ex, Linda, Katy’s mom, for continued recovery and patience since nursing homes can not have visitors for now.

PRAYERS FOR: Charlie Staetlander recovering from the COVID-19 virus.

PRAYERS FOR: Bishop O C Allen fighting the COVID-19 virus.

PRAYERS FOR: Terrance Mathews fighting the COVID-19 virus.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Billy has a job.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce’s joints.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Alyce – Finances of the Church.

PRAYERS FOR: Continued healing for K.C. Winther’s mother who had heart surgery.

PRAYERS FOR: Deb – Her mom, Irene, had a slight stroke. Surgery went wrong and doctor had to stop. Prayers for guidance for the doctor and for her recovery.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike – Peace in Iran and Iraq.

PRAYERS FOR: Billy – Our country and its leadership.

PRAYERS FOR: Billy – Families who are struggling

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – This church.

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

PRAYERS FOR: James – His truck is dying.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – The Homeless.

PRAYERS FOR: Debby – Frankie.

PRAYERS FOR: Dwight – Needs an apartment.

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

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: People rejected for being different.

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

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

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

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 – 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.