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

Prayers and Praises

Let Us Pray
Holy Jesus, as I spend these days waiting to celebrate your birth, give me the grace to greet you without suppressed sighs of weariness. Grant me the spirit of generosity; let me open my front door to you, without any thought of inconvenience. Let me work every teaching and commandment you gave us, let me know your love and share it abundantly with all I may meet, remembering throughout this time your message and example of long-suffering love and infinite patience. 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: FCCD Christmas tree and wreath sales wrapped up successfully with 1100+ trees and 250+ wreaths sold.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: The California Camp fire being contained, and people being allowed back in to see what’s left of their property. Prayers for the dead and comfort for their families, and for those who barely escaped with their lives.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Alyce – 550+ Blessing Bags from her work for our homeless hygiene ministry.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – A disabled transgender person who is about to be displaced from his home in Augusta and for him to find sustainable housing or a home.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Katrice – An abundance of food clothing, shelter friends and blessings.

PRAYERS FOR: Alyce – A friend whose husband was called home to God.

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Comfort, strength and a miracle for Rev. Guy Kent as he continues his battle against cancer. Rev Kent now wants to stay healthy enough to go to Paris in June of 2019

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Watch over Daniel Genevicz and his fire crew who have been on the fire lines in California.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Chuck – Christmas fellowship.

PRAYERS FOR: Mike T – A friend who was called home to God this week.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Pastor Paul – The opportunity to do PODCASTs with AIB.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Dana’s health.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – Alyce’s health.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – Jamie’s health.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – Discernment/Guidance for

PRAYERS FOR: James Peake – His mother’s health and an upcoming doctor’s appointment..

PRAISE GOD FOR: James Peake – His job.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – Comfort the Wade family and his co-workers, on the death of David Wade.

PRAYERS FOR: The folks having to deal with the earthquake damage in Alaska.

PRAISE GOD FOR: Billy – Has full time employment.

PRAYERS FOR: Matthew – For a car.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Matthew’s Grandfather’s health, and his grandmother’s well-being.

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

PRAYERS FOR: Mike D. – Peace.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge.

PRAYERS FOR: Our Church finances.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Matthew, having work difficulties.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – Good health for Pastor Judy.

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

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Trans friends dealing with loneliness.

PRAYERS FOR: Katrice – Bipartisanship in our political leaders.

PRAYERS FOR: Lance – Niece and nephew.

PRAYERS FOR: Dana – For her health to improve.

PRAYERS FOR: Matthew – Asking for God to open a way for him to come to church on Sunday.

PRAYERS FOR: That we can work with insurance companies to lower costs.

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.

PRAYERS FOR: Pastor Paul – That God may guide our nation’s leaders.

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

PRAISE GOD AND PRAYERS FOR: To continue to receive needed hygiene kit supplies, and guidance for our ministries.

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 in the transgender community facing prejudice, hostility, joblessness, and homelessness.

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.