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

Prayers and Praises

Let Us Pray:
Holy Spirit, as I start this day, help me remember that I belong to you, and my desire is to act accordingly. Keep my feet from stumbling and my mind from wandering into distractions that could steal precious time and energy from the most important things you have designed for me. I’m proud to be your child, Lord. And I’m so grateful that you died for me—rising again on your own new morning—so that every day could be filled with the wonder of your love, the freedom of your Spirit, and the joy of knowing you. Help me to set my thoughts on things above and to speak only what will help and encourage others. Keep me from putting my foot in my mouth, and help me guard the affections of my heart today, Lord. Make whatever work I do be marked with excellence rather than perfectionism, as I seek not to make a name, but to make a difference. Help me to treat each person I encounter as you would, with respect and love, forgiving others and asking for forgiveness myself when needed. 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.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike D – Healing for his hand.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Alyce – Endocrinologist referral.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – Cataract surgery on her right eye in April.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Rich – Happy to be in church.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Rich – His husband, Kris.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Rich – Health.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Rich – Pastor Paul.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike D – Gwinnett MARTA referendum.

PRAYERS FOR: James – His mother’s health.

PRAYERS FOR: Chuck– Eye appointment for Cataract surgery next week.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – His Uncle was called home to God.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Rev Grant Ford was called home to God.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Rev Guy Kent’s cancer is progressing.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – Traveling mercies.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – The victims, and their loved ones, of the New Zealand shootings.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Asha who is going through a difficult time.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Bernice and Kramer.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Her health.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Paul as he continues his journey.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Billy – Has full time employment.

PRAYERS FOR: Deb – Had to put dog down last week.

PRAYERS FOR: Imani Baskins whose counseling offices were damaged in an office building fire – to find a new and better location.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – A friend who is in the hospital following a car accident.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance & Jamie’s move

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – A friend and their family on the death of the mother.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul umpiring.

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 homeless in this cold and wet weather.

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

PRAISE GOD FOR: Katrice – The renewing power of music.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Her job search.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Dana’s health.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – The family of Stephanie Mott, Whosoever staff writer, who had a fatal heart attack.

PRAYERS FOR: Branden – Working.

PRAYERS FOR: Mona Bennett who was in a car accident.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul –Our Decatur Rotary grant application.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul –The relaunch of Whosoever.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Matthew Lyle.

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.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Alyce – Her brother and sister in law.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Mike T – His new job.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul –Rev Guy Kent, The new treatment is holding his cancer at bay. Continued prayers for comfort, strength for Rev. Guy Kent as he continues his battle. Rev Kent now wants to stay healthy enough to go to Paris in June of 2019.

PRAYERS FOR: Calvin – Successful navigation of the court system.

PRAYERS FOR: James P – His parents.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul & Billy – The VA Medical System.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Friend Paul recovering from a heart attack.

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

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Dana’s eye health.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul’s mom’s eye health.

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

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

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – An umpire friend, Rick Hearn, for pain relief and quick healing from a broken leg.

PRAYERS FOR: James – His mother’s eyes.

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

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

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 – Bipartisanship in our political leaders.

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.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Relief for Amanda in her care center.

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 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.