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

Prayers and Praises

Let Us Pray:
God who sees all and watches over us;
“I rejoice in knowing that
There is no oil without squeezing the olives,
No wine without pressing the grapes,
No fragrance without crushing the flowers
And no real joy without sorrow.” (Author unknown)

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: Pastor Paul – Recovery for Chuck who is still on I.V. in the hospital, and to guide the doctors to identifying and curing his infection. The antibiotic is hard on his kidneys.

PRAYERS FOR: James – For his parent’s health and especially his mother’s eyes.

PRAYERS FOR: Safe travel for Mike who is in Florida.

PRAISE GOD FOR: James – His pain is subsiding.

PRAYERS FOR: Rich – Problems with his work.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce –Comfort for a coworker whose daughter died in a crash.

PRAISE GOD FOR: James – His friend Jeffrey whose brain cancer is easing.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Billy – Has work!

PRAYERS FOR: Protection and strength for the firefighters in Australia.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike – Peace in Iran and Iraq.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike – All the creatures facing the forest fires in Australia.

PRAISE GOD FOR: James is working.

PRAYERS FOR: Billy – Our country and its leadership.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – The people of Puerto Rico.

PRAYERS FOR: Billy – Families who are struggling

PRAYERS FOR: James – The uncertainty in the middle east.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – This church.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – The relaunch of Whosoever is going well.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Health.

PRAYERS FOR: Billy – All those people who wanted to come but were not able to get to church today.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Guy Kent, who although he is now cancer free is having to deal with the challenges of living.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor James Health.

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

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Sick coworkers.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Debby – House improvements.

PRAYERS FOR: The friends and family of Rev Adei Grenpastures who Passed away.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Clarise – CNA training and test & Whosoever.

PRAYERS FOR: Debby – To find a new job and a cure for her health problems.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Continued healing for her shoulder.

PRAYERS FOR: James –His truck is dying.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – The Homeless.

PRAYERS FOR: Those without family or friends at this time of the year.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Lance – Has work!

PRAYERS FOR: Debby – Guidance for her surgeon to correctly diagnose and treat her back issues. Calmness, comfort, and a proper recovery from surgery when it happens.

PRAYERS FOR: Debby – Frankie.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana’s Ex, Linda, Katy’s mom, who has is having a hard time dealing with rehabilitation from a stroke.

PRAYERS FOR: James – His friend & Coworker Jeff has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Lily White, who has been moved to hospice.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Mary Palmer and her mother, who is now in hospice.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – A person in transition needing a new place to live and someone to care.

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: Dan C – His health issues.

PRAISE GOD FOR: This Church.

PRAYERS FOR: People rejected for being different.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.