DO YOU HAVE A PRAYER REQUEST?

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

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:

Amanda and her son, As she struggles with addiction and homelessness

Lorraine Ashland, Hospice 

Ben, Preparing for his first year of post-secondary education

Billy, Laid off

Mary Blanton, Macular degeneration

Butch, In nursing care

Campers, counselors, and staff at Lindisfarne/Camp Marshall

Cat and her son

Congregations in our diocese in discernment for new clergy leadership: St. Luke's, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho.; Grace Church, Ellensburg, Wash.; Church of the Nativity, Lewiston, Idaho; St. John the Evangelist, our cathedral parish in Spokane, Wash.; Holy Trinity in Sunnyside, Wash.; and St. Paul's, Walla Walla, Wash.

Dean

Jerry Dean

Debra, Recovering from knee replacement surgery

E. And husband

Frank, Colon cancer

Gil, Grieving the sudden and unexpected death of his brother

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" 

Helen, Grieving the sudden death of her son

Isaac, Leukemia

Jerry, Cancer

Jim, Leukemia

Kaitlyn

Katie and her husband BrentKatie has lung cancer

Kris, SEID

Kristen, And her sons as she struggles with addiction, homelessness, and joblessness

Kristine, And her daughters as they grieve the death of Kristine's partner (of 10+ years) and the girls' daddy

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, Frontotemporal degeneration

Lisa, Lost her job

Holly Luck, Lung cancer

Lydia, Aggressive cancer treatment

Martha and her son who is mentally ill and incarcerated

Matthew and his girlfriend

Maude and Charles, Increased physical fragility and cognitive diminishment

Sen. John McCain, Brain cancer

Michael and Diana, Grieving their daughter's sudden and unexpected death

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 and withholds justice from African-American people and other people of color, especially black men, unjustly killed by law enforcement officers 

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

Peg, Dementia

Peggy, Stroke

The people of British Columbia, Canada, suffering from the effects of wildfire

The people of the Middle East suffering through a record-setting heat wave with heat index temperatures up to 165 degrees Fahrenheit

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

Elizabeth Pluhta

Postulants and candidates for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Spokane: Nathan Empsall, Jane Gober, Shanna Hawks, John McDonald, and Dave Walker

Jesu Raju, Needs a job

Refugees and forced migrants 

Robin, Safe travel

The Rohingya people of Myanmar and Bangladesh, including those who have resettled in Spokane

Rose, rare untreatable cancer

Seamus

Tam, Stroke

The season at Camp Cross, the campers and the staff who serve them

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 trans people and 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: Paul C., Colin H., Lucas K., 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

Jim V., HIV/AIDS

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And in Thanksgiving for:

Kenton Bird and Gerri Sayler

Camp Cross, the Camp of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane

Caregivers

Community

Critical thinking, may it be nurtured in all

Forgiveness

Gardens

The Islamic Community of the Palouse

Living authentically

Our companion animals

Resistance

Sabbath

Safe travel

St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Omak

That millions of people in our nation continue to be covered by the Affordable Care Act

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

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

This beautiful messy world

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

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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:

Arlene Cowin (d. July 18)

The Rev. Canon Stefani Schatz (d. July 12), her husband Joe, her mother Iva, and family

Kelsey Osborne (d. July 8), and her grieving family

Michael Wootton (d. July 5), his mother Helen, brother Gil, partner Kristine, daughters Kaitlyn, Meagan, Lily, Clair, Adeline, and all family members

Those killed by gun violence in our country this year: 8,556 children, women, and men; and 17,074 people injured (through July 20)

Law enforcement officers killed by gunfire in the line of duty in the past 30 days:

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:

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.