DO YOU HAVE A PRAYER REQUEST?
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We'll include your request in several prayer lists for the coming week. If you'd like to continue on the list, please renew the request weekly.
Below are the requests we've received for our prayer this week. We entrust you to include them in your own prayer.
Please pray for:
All the "Dreamers"
Ann—Metastatic breast cancer
Boards of organizations whose decisions bear on so many lives
Butch—In nursing care
Cat and her son
Christina—Surgery; awaiting biopsy results
Congregations in our diocese in discernment for a holy way forward and/or for new clergy leadership: St. Luke's, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho.; Grace Church, Ellensburg, Wash.; Church of the Nativity, Lewiston, Idaho; St. Matthew's, Prosser, Wash.; St. Andrew's, Spokane, Wash.; St. John the Evangelist, our cathedral parish in Spokane, Wash.; Holy Trinity, Sunnyside, Wash.; and St. Paul's, Walla Walla, Wash.
The Espe family
Jane Gober—Preparing for ordination to the transitional diaconate
John G.—Untreatable cancer
Healing of the divides in this nation, especially around race, class, and gender—and a renewed commitment by the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court and all in power to "strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being"
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii)—Stage 4 kidney cancer
Isaac—Leukemia. On what is hoped to be his final round of chemo and looking forward to his Make-A-Wish-Foundation trip
Janet—Grieving the death of her beloved uncle
Joan—Recovering from heart surgery
Katie—Slow recovery from a concussion
Kris—SEID and a setback
Kristi—Immense challenges in a dysfunctional work environment
The Very Rev. Tracey Lind—Frontotemporal degeneration
Sen. John McCain—Brain cancer
Julie and Russell
Michel—Traveling abroad, fell, fractured vertebra
Nancy and Jim—Had to have their dog euthanized
Our nation, as it normalizes a narrative of fear, greed, hatred, and meanness instead of the story of hope, common good, love, and kindness which could make it great
Our nation, which denies its own systemic racism, white privilege, and unjust structures, and withholds justice and opportunity from African-American people, First Nations people, and other people of color
Our President, his Cabinet, advisors, and staff, and our Congress and Supreme Court that their hearts may be turned to serve the common good, especially "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 its peoples
The people of the Caribbean and Florida blasted by Hurricane Irma.
The people of Louisiana and Texas recovering from the effects of flooding and other damage from Hurricane Harvey
The people of Sudan, especially the women and children, suffering violence, drought, and famine
The people of Syria, especially the women and children
The people of Vietnam suffering the effects of persistent drought, rising sea levels, and resultant seawater intrusion
The Rev. Deacon Elaine Pitzer—Multiple health issues
Postulants and candidates for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Spokane: Nathan Empsall, Shanna Hawks, John MacDonald, and Dave Walker
The preservation of and improvement of the Affordable Care Act into a single-payer system, to bring down costs and improve access for all
Refugees and forced migrants
Roberta—Cognitive and physical diminishment; and her daughter Linda
The Rohingya people of Myanmar and Bangladesh, including those who have resettled in Spokane
Rose—Rare untreatable cancer
Students, staff, and faculty at Freeman High School near Spokane after a school shooting
The people of Eritrea and Ethiopia
Those facing danger and oppression
- Archbishops Paul Yazigi and John Ibrahim, Syria, abducted in 2013, fate unknown
- Christians persecuted in Sudan, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, India and Pakistan
- Muslims persecuted in India, Myanmar, Europe, and the USA
- All women and girls of the world
- LGBTQ persons, especially in Chechnya; trans people, especially those in the U.S. armed forces; and LGBTQ youth worldwide; and LGBTQ persons in Chechnya
- Victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation
- Those who suffer abuse or violence at the hands of someone they love and/or trust
Those in Christian discernment, exploring their lives and ministries, including: Mike B., Paul C., Fred G., Colin H., Lucas K., Nancy L., Pat M., Rachel J., and Scott O.
Those who who suffer the demons of despair, fear, hatred, and hopelessness
Those working 12-step programs and in other ways engaging recovery, including those in Al-Anon
Tom—Lewy Body Dementia
Bill Yule—A series of strokes; and wife The Rev. Deacon Lynn Yule
White supremacists—That their hearts may be turned
And in Thanksgiving for:
Critical thinking—may it be nurtured in all
Emergency services workers
Firefighters and support teams on wild-lands fires
Frank Kromkowski—Cancer free
Our companion animals
St. Matthew's/San Mateo Episcopal Church, Prosser, Washington
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)
Snow and rain in the mountains in Montana to douse the fires
That millions of people in our nation continue to be covered by the Affordable Care ActThis beautiful, dangerous, messy world
Those in religious orders
Those who teach and work toward restorative justice, non-violence, and reconciliation
And those who have died. May their lives be for blessing. May they rest in peace and rise in glory and may God comfort those who mourn:
Ron Benson (d. September 16)
Sgt. Steve Perez (d. August 27)—Houston Police Department, who drowned when his car was washed away as he tried to get to his duty station
Lorraine Reid (d. August 23)—And the entire Reid-Eaton family, especially grandson Hunter and his wife Kenetta
Those killed by gun violence in our country this year: 11,086 children, women, and men; and 22,287 people injured (through September 18)
Law enforcement officers killed by gunfire in the line of duty in the past 30 days:
- Sept. 11, Agent Roberto Medina-Miriani, Puerto Rico Police Department
- Sept. 5, Officer Bernie Domagala, Chicago Police Department
- August 30, Deputy Sheriff Robert French, Sacramento (California) County Sheriff's Department
Those who die at their own hand—including a reported 22 military veterans every day in our country
U.S. military service members killed in the past 30 days:
- August 21, 10 Petty Officers killed after the USS John S. McCain was involved in a collision: Kevin Sayer Bushell, 26, Gaithersburg, Maryland; Dustin Louis Doyon, 26, Suffield, Conn.; Jacob Daniel Drake, 21, Cable, Ohio;Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr., 23, Manchester, Maryland; Charles Nathan Findley, 31, Amazonia, Missouri; John Henry Hoagland III, 20, Killeen, Texas; Corey George Ingram, 28, Poughkeepsie, New York; Abraham Lopez, 39, El Paso, Texas; Logan Stephen Plummer, 23, Decatur, Illinois; and Kenneth Aaron Smith, 22, Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
[Photo Credit: Becca Laird]
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.