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

Prayers and Praises

Let Us Pray:
Almighty God, I commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women who put themselves in danger for our protection. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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 FOR: Pastor Paul – A great Hygiene Kit Distribution – 450 kits distributed.

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

PRAYERS FOR: Dana has her first (of two) cataract surgery 6/12 (and for Pastor Paul who will be alone in the office for a couple of days).

PRAISE GOD FOR: Billy – Has full time employment.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – Rev. Guy Kent being taken off his cancer medications and the miracle of being pronounced free of cancer!

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – Pastor Judy has also been pronounced cancer free.

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

PRAYERS FOR: Dwight – For housing.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Calvin – The justice system has waived his fees and he has his first probation meeting Tuesday.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – President Carter for prompt and proper healing of his broken hip.

PRAYERS FOR: Cathy Lindsey as her chemo treatment is not working.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance and Jamie – Their house would sell quickly and for their move to Florida.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Chuck – His aunt turns 110 this Mother’s Day.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – He was able to get his smartphone working again after dropping it in the bathtub.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Mike T – He got washcloths for the hygiene kits.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike D – Pray for reconciliation with a friend.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Mike D – His smartphone is charging properly again after he accidentally got it wet.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Unspoken.

PRAYERS FOR: James – Both his parents’ health.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Debbie – That after getting in a car accident, the other driver said not to worry about the damage to their vehicle.

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

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – For humanity to take action 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: Genesee – For reconnecting with an old friend.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Debbie – For being relieved of an obligation.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Katrice – For new glasses.

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: Pastor Paul – That Whosoever can be relaunched by June.

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: Dana – Aston and Reinhard.

PRAYERS FOR: Gareth – Pastor Paul.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Alyce – Endocrinologist referral.

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

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: James P – His parents.

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: James – His mother’s eyes.

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 – Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge.

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: 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: 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.