We greet you in prayer on this day. Where we are, winter approaches with heavy skies, but the morning's sunrise is spectacular. Always we pray.

Please 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:

All the "Dreamers"

Amanda—Addictions; and pray for her son

Amy—End-of-life transitions; and prayers for her husband Bob and their family

Amy—With her children, anticipating a move and a new job

Bill—Bullies others

Boards of organizations whose decisions bear on so many lives

Butch—In nursing care

Clayton—Brain tumor

Congregations in our diocese in discernment for a holy way forward and/or for new clergy leaders: St. Luke's, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho.; Church of the Nativity, Lewiston, Idaho; St. Matthew's, Prosser, Wash.; St. John the Evangelist, our cathedral parish in Spokane, Wash.; Holy Trinity, Sunnyside, Wash.; St. Paul's, Kennewick, Wash.; and St. Paul's, Walla Walla, Wash.

Frances Eberlein—Stroke and heart disease

An end to the epidemic of gun violence in this nation. We have become inured to mass shootings. The 50,000+ victims each year, and their families, demand more than "our thoughts and prayers."

An equitable tax system in the U.S. that will grow and strengthen the middle class, that they may share in opportunities for adequate and affordable education and care 

The Espe family

John G.—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

JT—Gender transition; and their daughter 

Janet—Discernment re: identity and work


Harry Johnson—Pneumonia at the end of life


Katie—Pneumonia after treatment for lung cancer

Kay—Aging and alcoholism


Kristen—Addictions; and prayers for her sons

Kristi—A dysfunctional work environment

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind—Frontotemporal degeneration

Holly Luck—Lung cancer

The MacPheresons

Sen. John McCain—Brain cancer

Bob McGann

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

Neil—Alcoholism; and his familly

Paola—Emotional healing



The people of Puerto Rico, most of whom are still without electric service and other basic infrastructure

The people of Eritrea and Ethiopia

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

The people of Syria, especially the women and children

Elizabeth Pluhta

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

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 "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

Refugees and forced migrants 

Roberta—Stroke; and her daughter Linda who cares for her

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

Rose—Rare untreatable cancer


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: Beth, Chris, Colin, Fred, Lorena, Lucas, Mike, Nancy, Nathan, Pat, Rachel, Scott, and Wayne

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

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

Tom—Lewy Body Dementia

Helen Wootton—Grieving


And in Thanksgiving for:

"Bet Shabbat"


Wilmot Collins


Critical thinking—may it be nurtured in all

Dan Carlson-Thompson—Successful surgery

Emergency services workers

The Rev. Jane Gober—Ordained to the diaconate

Godly resistance

John—Successful surgery

Living authentically

Methow Episcopal Congregation

The moisture of autumn snowfalls



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)

This beautiful, dangerous, messy world

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:

Lorraine Ashland (November 18); her daughters Sara and Susanne, and granddaughter Jessica

The 5 people killed by a shooter armed with a semi-automatic gun in Tehama County California (November 14)

The 500+ people killed in an earthquake on the Iran/Iraq border (November 12)

The 26 human beings killed at the First Baptist Church by a single shooter armed with a semi-automatic weapon, in Sutherland Springs, Texas (November 5)

The eight people killed in Manhattan when a man drove a truck into them on bike path  (October 31)

Those killed by gun violence in our country this year: 13,816 children, women, and men; and 28,115 people injured (through November 20)

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

  • Nov. 17. Police officer Brian David Shaw, 25, New Kensington (Pennsylvania) Police Department
  • Nov. 16. Det. Sean Suiter, 43, Baltimore City (Maryland) Police Department
  • Oct. 21. Police Officer Justin Leo, 31, Girard (Ohio) Police 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

  • Nov. 14, Army Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown, 43, Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov. 4. Army Sgt. 1st Class Stephen B. Cribben, 33, Simi Valley, California.
  • Oct. 27. Army Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims, 34, Juneau, Alaska, died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan

[Photo Credit: Robin Biffle]

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.