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

Prayers and Praises

Let Us Pray:

Leader: Let us pray for the church and for the world. Jesus, you are the light of the world. Bring the light of your gospel to the ends of the earth. Use us with our President and the leaders of all nations to be instruments of your freedom, justice, and peace. [Silence] Lord, have mercy on us . . .

People: O Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: Lord, you are the bread of life. Use us to give food to the hungry and nourish us all with your saving word. [Silence] Lord, have mercy on us . . .

People: O Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: Lord, you are our way, our truth and our life. Hear our prayer for the church, for all ministers and all the people of God. Guide us and all who follow you in the Way, deepen our appreciation of your truth, and renew us with your life. [Silence] Lord, have mercy on us . . .

People: O Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: Lord, you are our blessing and our joy. We thank you for all the blessings of this life, for those who love us, for occupations that fulfill us, and for leisure that restores us. Make us faithful stewards of your bounty. [Silence] Lord, have mercy on us . . .

People: O Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: Lord, you are resurrection and life. We remember before you all who have died: receive them into eternal life and raise us with them into the joy of your heavenly kingdom. [Silence] Lord, have mercy on us . . .

People: O Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: Lord, you are our hope and our strength. Be close to all who are alone, rejected, unemployed, and give courage to all who are without hope. [Silence] Lord, have mercy on us . . .

People: O Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: Lord, you are the Good Shepherd who gave your life for the sheep. Hear our prayer for all who are in need, sorrow, or sickness. Bind up the injured, heal the sick and inspire those whose faith is broken. We now call out to you the names of those for whom we are praying.

People[respond by giving names of those for whom prayers are being offered.]

Leader[Silence] Lord, hear our cries and have mercy on us . . .

People: O Lord, hear our prayers.

All: O God who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Bob Minor is the Assistant Editor at He is good friend and a powerful writer and advocate for our LGBTQIA Community. His Daughter-in-law has tested positive for COVID-19 as has his son and grandson. Melisa is experiencing headaches, fever, a loss of taste and smell. She is also feeling fatigue with body aches. Erik (grandson) has a low grade fever and his son thus far is a-symptomatic. Bob and his Husband were with them a week ago and have now been tested, they expect the results soon. As of this prayer request they are a-symptomatic. Please pray for Bob and his family. Bob and his husband are in a high risk group so we are really hoping this damn virus misses them. Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and positive energy.

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: Especially now, please watch over and protect All those special people, and their families, who protect and care for us, … Doctors and Nurses, EMS, Firefighters, Police, Truck drivers, Warehouse and Stock Workers, and our military personnel worldwide.

PRAYERS FOR: All those affected by or dealing with the fallout from COVID-19 worldwide.

PRAYERS FOR: First Christian Church of Decatur as they deal with refurbishment problems arising from the flooding.

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

PRAYERS FOR: safe COVID-19 free flight

PRAYERS FOR: Harold Green – So sorry that I have not been in contact for these great issues. I have some chronic health issues that are keeping me from committing myself. Keep up the good work and know I hold you all in my prayers. God bless you all, Harold.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Chad Vale – Praise the Good Lord for Outreach.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Maimarie Parker Adair – Technology that keeps us connected.

PRAYERS FOR: Chad Vale – Friends in Gainsville.

PRAYERS FOR: Kristi’s 91-year-old folks both getting weaker, and refusing assisted living. I defer to how they want to live.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Maimarie Parker Adair – Bible study rocks!

PRAISE GOD FOR: Kristi finally going to Chicago to see my all my kids and 8 grandchildren.

PRAYERS FOR: Healing for Vicar Alyce pain from arthritis and the beginning of a migraine

PRAYERS FOR: James Peake – Courage and wisdom.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce’s cousin recovery from COVID-19- it’s been very challenging

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Her stepson, Daniel, and his fire station back on the fire lines in California.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Reduction in medication allowing Katy’s mom, Linda, to start regaining speech and movement in her right side. Continued recovery from a stroke.

PRAYERS FOR: Healing for William Boyd diagnosed with a herniated disk and in great pain. Prayers for a quick solution as he is the family breadwinner.

PRAYERS FOR: Healing and comfort for Deb Blount who had shoulder replacement surgery.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Tiffany who is recovering from a stroke.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Billy has a job.

PRAYERS FOR: Maimarie Parker Adair – My friend, Sue, who is fighting cancer.

PRAYERS FOR: The physical and mental health of all the therapists and psychologists as they counsel all of us who are having trouble with the quarantine and loss of friends and family.


PRAYERS FOR: First Christian Church as they try to prepare for their annual Christmas tree fundraiser under COVID-19 restrictions.

PRAYERS FOR: Maimarie Parker Adair – The physical and mental health of everyone as we continue to fight the pandemic.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Maimarie Parker Adair – My friend, Sue, is going to be a grandma for the second time.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Mike Daly – My car was declared a total loss so now I need a new one, prayers can qualify for a decent car loan

PRAYERS FOR: James Peake’s parents.

PRAYERS and PRAISES FOR: Lance’s Sister in law who got through her first chemotherapy treatment this week

PRAYERS FOR: Andre, continuing recovery.

PRAYERS FOR: First Christian Church as they continue their “soft” re-opening.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Guidance for when to restart church in the park and Hygiene Kit Distribution.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Maimarie Parker Adair – God for all rescues and rescuers!!! ❤️🐶🐱❤️

PRAYERS FOR: Mike Daly – Healing for my friend Michelle, who has Fibromyalgia.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR:   all my safe Travels as of Late

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Seeking prayers of healing, comfort and courage for my Great Niece, Karissa and my Nephews Seth and Josh who were in a bad car accident out in Washington State.

PRAYERS FOR: Guide the doctors to help the daughter of Rev Waltemath, who is having multiple surgeries to clear her airway. Strength, Faith, Healing and Comfort for M.G. and for the family.

PRAYERS FOR: Those going back to work.

PRAYERS FOR: Our church office recovering from the FCCD flooding.

PRAYERS FOR: Billy and Pastor Paul to remain safe and free of the COVID-19.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Melissa W. for patience, strength, and improvement in her relationship.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Kayla for patience, strength, and improvement in her relationship.

PRAYERS FOR: Maimarie Parker Adair – All the teachers.

PRAYERS FOR: Kristi Munsell-Reynolds – My mom home from hospital, but then fell the next day. Tough decisions ahead.

PRAYERS FOR: Kristi Munsell-Reynolds – Thy will be done. His Will not mine. Always my most important and most difficult.

PRAYERS FOR: Kristi Munsell-Reynolds – Two of my friends , Kathy and Larry were diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that has spread.

PRAYERS FOR: Erny Phipps who is battling cancer and late stage MS.

PRAYERS FOR: Chad Vale’s friend and prayer partner, Chrissie Philips, who has had a stroke recently and is in rehab. She is also on dialysis.

PRAISE GOD FOR: All those who watch GSCC on Sunday mornings.

PRAYERS FOR: Matthew Scott Lyle – Healing.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike Daley – Those in prison and ICE camps for protection from COVID-19.

PRAYERS FOR: Those who are facing a financial crisis.

PRAISE GOD FOR: All those people doing the little things to help others in this difficult time.

PRAYERS FOR: Deb Pauley – Her Granddaughter Tam who is working at Gwinnett Medical Emergency room.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – All those who are homeless.

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: Mike T – Those who have been lost to and those living with HIV/AIDS, and an end to the complacency.

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.


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