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We greet you in God's grace and peace. Let us lift our prayer together.  

Please email our priest Mother Robin if you would like us to pray for you (or another) by name. Provide as much information as you'd like. Unless otherwise requested, we'll publish first names only, and will publish specifics of request only if you ask us to.

If you'd like to continue on the list, please renew the request weekly. 

Please pray for those in suffering in mind, body, or spirit:

Amanda and her son—Living in the chaos of her addictions

Ann—Living with metastasized cancer

Mary Bostick—Back pain

Albert and Mary Brackebusch—Living with the complications of aging

Butch—Living in nursing care with aging-related health issues

Kris Hawley Carlson—Treatment for stage three breast cancer

Carol and Jim

Coco

Wayne Caskey—Living with a cancer diagnosis

Danny—Struggling in prison

Dave and his son—Living with the chaos of his addictions

Deanna and Lesa—Transitions

Jerry Dean—Kidney failure

Denise

Pam Fletcher—Neck broken in an accident, and her mother Bev Anderson

Gwyn—85 years old and living alone in NYC

Laura Iannazzo—Living with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Pat Jenness—Transitions 

Joan, Ted, and family

Kathy Johnson—And husband Ron, living with Kathy's early-onset Alzheimer's

Kaitlyn—Living with chronic lung disease

Kay—Living with alcoholism 

Sharon Kehoe—And husband Rob; living with Sharon's Stage 4 lung cancer

Kris—Living with ME/CFS —currently in Post Exertional Malaise (PEM) and emotional crisis

Kristen's sons—Living in the chaos of their mom's addictions 

Louis—Recovering from surgery for endocarditis

Dianne Lowe—Living with Parkinson's disease 

Julie—Breast cancer

N. and R. and family—Living with alcoholism

Robin—Guidance

Rose—Living with a rare, untreatable sarcoma

Sarah—Beginning new work

Seamus—A child struggling with serious mental illness

Shari—That her heart and eyes may be opened to the deception of fear-driven, hateful political lies

Tabitha—Leukemia

Tanya—Living with ME/CFS 

Those who live in fear

Those who suffer the demons of despair, fear, hatred, and hopelessness

Those working 12-step programs and in other ways engaging recovery

Those wounded physically or emotionally in the massacres in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio—and all gun violence—and their family members and the family members of those slaughtered who will live forever with this trauma

Tom—Lewy Body dementia

Tom and Kris—Living with alcoholism

JT Vickerson and family

Betty Wayman—Lung and brain cancer; and prayer for her husband Bill and family

The Wharton family

Helen Wootton—The long road of grief

Please pray for those seeking or striving for justice, peace, and respect in the world:

Asylum seekers, forced migrants and others seeking protection and safety in the United States

An end to the epidemic of gun violence in this nation, which puts ownership of military style semi-automatic weapons, and easy access to other firearms as a higher priority than the lives of children and humans of all ages

An equitable tax system in the U.S. to grow and strengthen the middle class, that all may share in opportunities for adequate and affordable education, health care, and old age 

Healing of the divides in this nation, especially around race, class, and gender—through repentance and amends by those who hold privilege—and through a renewed commitment by the President, Congress, the Supreme Court, and all in power to "strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being" 

A healthcare system that is not profit-driven, but rather driven by and responsive to human (patient) need

The Muslim Uighur people in China, persecuted, interned, and families separated to facilitate governmental "re-education"

Our nation, which has normalized a narrative of fear, greed, hatred, meanness, and racism instead of the story (which could make it great) of hope, common good, love, kindness, and inclusion

Our nation, which denies its own systemic racism, white privilege, and unjust structures and, in defiance of the Gospel—of love, inclusion, and community—withholds justice and opportunity from African-American people, First Nations people, and other people of color; and our president who makes racist statements and in whom white supremacist and white nationalist groups find aid and succor

Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank

The people of Chad, especially in the region of Lake Chad which has diminished by 95% and no longer provides livelihood to its peoples; and the people's daily struggle under threat from Boko Haram, with little or no protection from its ineffectual and corrupt government

The people of Sudan, especially the women and children, suffering ongoing violence, drought, and famine

The people of Syria. Especially for the most vulnerable: the elderly, children, and women—struggling to make a life under tyranny and during war

The people of Yemen, a land in crisis in the face of climate change and war with Saudi funded Sudanese child-mercenaries that threaten more people with death by starvation than we have known in this century

The President of the U.S., his Cabinet, advisors, and staff, and our Congress and Supreme Court, that their hearts may be turned to serve the common good, especially toward "the least of these" among us, to foster justice and equity, and to use their prerogatives and power to protect and sustain our planet and the liberty of its all people in its borders to live in peace and safety

Refugees and forced migrants; those who seek asylum, relocation, and a safe home

The Rohingya people of Myanmar and Bangladesh

That our Congress may enact sensible gun laws

That we may have a federal administration staffed by appointees whose interests and loyalties are in service to the American people and to the planet, rather than to themselves and to the "almighty dollar"

Those facing danger and oppression

  • Archbishops Paul Yazigi and Yohanna Ibrahim, Syria, abducted in 2013, fate unknown
  • Christians persecuted in Sudan, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, India and Pakistan
  • Muslims persecuted in India, Israel, Myanmar, Europe, and the USA
  • All women and girls of the world
  • LGBTQ persons and trans people, especially youth 
  • Victims of human trafficking, slave trade, and sexual exploitation
  • Those who suffer abuse or violence at the hands of someone they love and/or trust 

Please pray for the church:

Congregations in our diocese in discernment for new clergy leadership and/or another holy way forward: St. Mark's, Moscow, Idaho; St. Matthew's/San Mateo, Prosser, Wash.; and Holy Trinity, Sunnyside, Wash. (Pray the Prayer written by our chaplain Ron Johnson, for the St. Mark's Rector Search and Call Process.)

The Episcopal Diocese of Montana and its newly elected bishop, The Rev. Marty Stebbins

The Islamic Community on the Palouse

The Sisters, Oblates, staff, and friends of the Monastery of St. Gertrude (Cottonwood, Idaho—Roman Catholic)

The Sisters, Oblates, staff, and friends of the Convent of St. Mary (Sewanee, Tennessee—Episcopal)

Youth and young adult pilgrimage to Ireland from the Diocese of Spokane

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And in Gratitude for:

"Beth Shabbat"

Community

Critical thinking—May it be nurtured in all

The Farmers' Market

Godly resistance

Healing

Hope

Marcie and Landon—Expecting a baby

Nancy Luebbert and Jim Wallis

Music that Makes Community and Executive Director Paul Vasile

Cathy and Cameron—Expecting a baby

Peace

Poets and poetry

Possibilities

Prayer

Rain

Reconciliation

Reporters of fact-based journalism

Sabbath

Shariah and Ben—Expecting a baby

This beautiful, dangerous, messy world

Those who teach and work toward restorative justice, non-violence, and reconciliation

Those who work for common sense gun legislation

Those who work for the common good, in any capacity

Volunteers

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And those who have died. May their lives be for blessing. May friends and angels lead them into the Light; and may God comfort those who mourn:

Anthony Lorenz (d. August 8) and his family and friends in their grief

At least 9 people, shot and killed in downtown Dayton Ohio (August 4). Twenty-seven or more were injured.

At least 22 people, age 15 years to 86 years, shot and killed in a Walmart in El Paso, Texas (August 3) by a man who espoused racist views. More than 24 were injured.

Three people, Stephen Romero, age 6; Keyla Salazar, 13; and Trevor Irby, 27, shot and killed at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on July 28 by a man who advocated white supremacy. Fourteen people were injured.

Brian Huffine (d. July 28) and his family who grieves

Those killed by gun violence in our country in 2019: 9,569 children, women, and men; and 19,081 people injured (through August 23). The approximately 22,000 people who die every year of suicide-by-gun are not included in this list due to lack of public source material.

Go here to read a statement by our Bishops Against Gun Violence. Go here to read our Bishop's statement on domestic violence. 

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

[Photo: Robin Biffle]