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

Prayers and Praises

Let Us Pray
Dear heavenly parent, as your children we stand before you. We are poor, needy people, often wretched and tormented. Please rest your eyes upon us, and grant us the help we need, Bless us when we gather in the name of Jesus Christ, that we may be a people who learn to serve you on all the paths we follow, even if it proves bitterly hard. Give us true faith for every moment, that we may be joyful and confident that you are with your children. 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 AND PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Her eye surgery went well, and that the second will also.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Dana – The US House and Senate passed legislation allowing transgender people to serve in the military, and that they can agree on & pass a final bill.

PRAYERS FOR: Those affected by the earthquakes in California.

PRAYERS FOR: Bernice – A friend having neck surgery.

PRAYERS FOR: Calvin – That he find a place to move to soon.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Brandon – Starting a new job.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – Strength and wisdom for him to do well at his new job in a supervisory role.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – For having a place to meet.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Dana – The beautiful morning.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – That her doctor successfully treats the water in her left ear.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike T – Pray that the AC in the church is repaired soon.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike D. – That the ICE raids going on around the country are ineffective and utterly fail.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike D. – Reconciliation with a friend.

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

PRAYERS FOR: Debby Pauley – My daughter’s friend,Holly Baumstark, died recently due to complications of child birth leaving a son, baby and husband.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Debby Pauley – Travel mercies as we are traveling to Savannah for a few days to celebrate Franki’s birthday.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Billy – Has full time employment.

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

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – His mother’s eye.


PRAISE GOD FOR: Dwight-healing of his hip.

PRAYERS FOR: Branden – His Brother.

PRAYERS FOR: Rev. Kent whose friend died recently, Rev. Gary Moore.

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

PRAISE GOD FOR: Mike – Alaska, wildlife & the weather.

PRAYERS FOR: Steve Camment and deciding about relocation.

PRAYERS FOR: Ray Park diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

PRAYERS FOR: Vicar Alyce – Paul Mattingly.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Rich for being inspired.

PRAYERS FOR: Billy – His sister, who recently had surgery related to her kidneys.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – The creativity of the LGBT community.

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

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Guy Kent’s readjustment to a normal life, after unexpectedly becoming cancer free.

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

PRAISE GOD FOR: Branden – Landing a well-paying job that starts in July.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Branden – Getting to see his family.

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

PRAISE GOD FOR: Calvin – Completing probation.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Mike T – Our message on Pride got many views.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Alyce’s cousin, Jane, does not need any more cancer treatments.

PRAYERS FOR: James – Baron, a co-worker, has a medical problem with his right eye.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Greg – For having an intimate relationship with Christ

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

PRAYERS FOR: Diana – A friend is having a medical procedure.

PRAYERS FOR: The residents of Edgewood.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Mike Reconnecting with friends.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – To change the hatred in this country. 5 Transwomen have died or been killed in the last month, two in ICE custody trying to gain asylum.

PRAYERS FOR: Those in California facing the trauma of the Earthquake and the thousands of aftershocks.

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

PRAYERS FOR: Dana who is preparing for her first (of two) cataract surgeries (and for Pastor Paul who will be alone in the office for a couple of days).

PRAYERS FOR: Vicar Alyce – That people stay hydrated.

PRAYERS FOR: Dwight – To get an apartment soon.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Dana – Her friend Melody who has been pronounced cancer free.

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: Cathy Lindsey as her chemo treatment is not working.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – Praise for the growth of the church.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – For humanity to act on climate change before it’s too late.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Vicar Alyce – that her brother’s daughter is pregnant

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Billy – Praise that this niece is pregnant

PRAISE GOD FOR: Katrice – For progress on getting counseling.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Robert, whose cancer treatment has been discontinued.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – For Lance to adjust quickly to his new job where he has a supervisory role.

PRAYERS FOR: France, the City of Paris, the Catholic Church, and the world on the fire loss of the Notre Dame Cathedral.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Her friend Donna to find housing.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Taking care of people in the congregation.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike T – His friend James, who’s been having complications after gastric bypass surgery.

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.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Dana’s health.

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: Deb’s friend in California has a brain tumor.

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.

PRAYERS FOR: James – Racism, militarism, poverty.

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.