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We greet you in gratitude today. Always we pray together.

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.

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—Living in the chaos of her addictions

Andy—Struggling in prison

Bob—Lonely and grieving his wife's death

Bob—Aging-related health issues

Brady

Brian—Cancer

Carlton Brown

Butch—In nursing care

Carolyn—Post-concussion syndrome

Carl—Nearing death from cancer

Cassandra and Kip—Transitions

Charlotte—Lymphoma

Children and parents separated at the U.S. border after the parents are arrested for seeking asylum 

Christ Church Reformed, Moscow, Idaho

Congregations in our diocese in discernment for a holy way forward and/or for new clergy leaders: St. Matthew's/San Mateo, Prosser, Wash.; St. John the Evangelist, our cathedral parish in Spokane, Wash.; Holy Trinity, Sunnyside, Wash.; St. Paul's, Walla Walla, Wash.; Holy Trinity, Wallace, Idaho; and St. Timothy's/San Timoteo, Yakima, Wash.

Andrew Cooley

Alice Dean—Stress, high blood pressure, and a diseased tooth

Deputies and Bishops preparing for the triennial General Convention of The Episcopal Church

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. that will grow and strengthen the middle class, that they may share in opportunities for adequate and affordable education, health care, and old age

Harry—Bone cancer; and his daughter Barb who cares for him

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" 

Heidi Johnson—Cancer; her husband Charlie and their five children

Pat Jones—Healing

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii)—Stage 4 kidney cancer

Asylum seekers and other immigrants

Implementation of "medicare for all" in the U.S.

Pat Jenness—Heart disease

Jim—Heart disease

Jim—Leukemia

Jim, Mary Jo, and family

Brad Johnston

Kaitlyn—Chronic lung disease

Katie—Metastatic cancer; and husband Brent

Katie—Post-concussion syndrome

Kay—Alcoholism 

Kay and Faye

Kris—ME/CFS 

Kristen's sons—Living in chaos

Leantha

Tracey Lind—Frontotemporal degeneration

Dianne Lowe—Living with Parkinson's disease and anticipation of knee replacement surgery

Holly Luck—Lung cancer

Matthew

Jim Mayberry—Bone cancer; moved to assisted living near a daughter

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona)—Brain cancer

Bob McGahan

Dianne Milhollin

Our nation, as it normalizes a narrative of fear, greed, hatred, and meanness instead of the story of hope, common good, love, and kindness among all its peoples, which could make it great

Our nation, which denies its own systemic racism, white privilege, and unjust structures and, in defiance of a Gospel of love, inclusion, and community, withholds justice and opportunity from African-American people, First Nations people, and other people of color

The Palestinians, especially those in Gaza and the West Bank

Rick Parsons—Stage 4 cancer; and his wife Kelly

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 Syria—especially the children and women—struggling to make a life under tyranny and during war. An entire generation of children was deprived of education because of school closures

The people of Puerto Rico, still working to recover from Hurricane Maria (September 20), which demolished their infrastructure and killed more than 10,000 people—and now in another hurricane season

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

Elizabeth Pluhta

Postulants and candidates for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Spokane: Nathan Empsall, Shanna Hawks, Lucas Kulhanek-Arenas, John MacDonald, and Dave Walker

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 its peoples

Refugees and forced migrants 

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

Rose—Rare untreatable cancer

Seamus—A child with mental illness

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, Israel, Myanmar, Europe, and the USA
  • All women and girls of the world
  • LGBTQ persons and trans people, especially youth and those in the U.S. armed forces
  • 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

Those in Christian discernment, exploring their faith, lives and ministries, including: Beth, Colin, 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

Tommy—Leukemia—being prepared for bone marrow transplant

Helen Wootton—Grieving

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And in Thanksgiving for:

"Beit Shabbat"

Caregivers

The Church of Christ, Moscow, Idaho

Community

Critical thinking—May it be nurtured in all

Godly resistance

Living authentically

Meteorologists

Mother Nature/Mother Earth

Kenetta Nunn and her husband Hunter Reid-Eaton

Repairpeople

Reporters of fact-based journalism

Sabbath

St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral, Helena, Montana

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

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:

Those killed by gun violence in our country in 2018: 6,674 children, women, and men; and 12,637 people injured (as reported through June 19).

Women and children killed by guns, by domestic partners or ex's in the past 30 days. Children killed accidentally, negligently, or recklessly by guns. Go here to read our Bishop's statement on domestic violence.

  • June 19. An as-year-unnamed woman was found shot and killed in a wooded area in a Fort Worth, Texas, neighborhood
  • June 19. Tresea Miller, 58, and Barbara Buttles, 75, were shot and killed by a Tresea's husband from whom she was seeking divorce, and against whom both women (and Tresea's son) had obtained a domestic violence order of protection (Tallassee, Arkansas)
  • June 18. Holly Martinez, 45, was shot and killed by her husband in Snohomish, Washington. She had filed for divorce in January. She had three middle-school aged children
  • June 18. Kayla Huerta, 17, was shot and killed in San Pedro, California. She leaves a three-year-old daughter. The investigation in ongoing
  • June 17. Taren Lyles, 22, was shot and killed in her car in Clarksville, Tennessee. Her two young children were strapped in their car seats in the car at the time of the shooting
  • June 17. An unnamed woman was shot and killed and her body left in a burning car in Gary, Indiana
  • June 17. Rachel Elaine Linder, 43, was shot and killed by her husband in St. James, Minnesota
  • June 17. Lucrecia Phillips, 46, was shot and killed in Carson, California. The investigation is ongoing
  • June 17. Doris Dorsey, 15, was shot and killed in a car in Wilmington, Delaware. The investigation is ongoing
  • June 17. Sar Dajhii May, 22, was shot and killed as she got out of her car at home in South Fulton, Georgia. The investigation is ongoing
  • June 16. An as-yet-unnamed woman, 21, was shot and killed in Baltimore, Maryland. The investigation is ongoing
  • June 15. Crystal Dawn Vega, was shot and killed by her boyfriend in Rome, Georgia
  • June 15. Jessica Burnette, 26, was shot and killed by a man she knew Orlando, Florida. Jessica leaves at least one small child
  • June 15, Marsha Danielle Pace, 34, was shot and killed by her husband in Lauderdale County Mississippi. At least one of their young children was present
  • June 15. An as-yet-unnamed woman, 55, was shot and killed in Puxico, Missouri. The investigation is continuing
  • June 15. Melissa Runnels, 20, was shot and killed, and her body left in a burning building near her home in Indianapolis, Indiana. The investigation is ongoing
  • June 14. An unnamed three-year-old girl, shot and killed herself with a loaded 9mm pistol she found in her home in Longview, Texas
  • June 14. A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed and three other family members injured in an apparent road-rage incident in Westminster, Colorado
  • June 14. She’nyah O’Flynn, 12, was shot and killed when caught in crossfire between two adult males in Chicago, Illinois
  • June 13. Tytkeanna James, 12, was shot and killed in her parents' SUV in an apparent unintentional shooting in Memphis, Tennessee
  • June 13. Kelli N. Adkins, 27, was shot and killed in her apartment in Huntington, West Virginia. The investigation is ongoing
  • June 13. Loreal Goode, 32, as yet unidentified,was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend in a car in the Dollar Store parking lot in Jennings, Missouri. Loreal's 14-year-old daughter was also in the car
  • June 13. Sharron McCleary, 63, was shot and killed by her daughter's boyfriend in Trenton, Ohio. She was blind, in ill-health, and in a wheelchair
  • June 12. Miranda B. Trump, 18, Bent Mountain, Virginia, was shot and killed. The investigation is ongoing
  • June 11. Wykeena "Keena" Ferguson, 40, was shot and killed in her apartment in Washington, D.C. She has two sons, one with special needs. The investigation is ongoing
  • June 11. Allison Henn, 29, was shot and killed in Baltimore, Maryland. The investigation is ongoing
  • June 11. Kataya Nelson, 29, was shot and killed in Baltimore, Maryland. The investigation is ongoing
  • June 11. Bourk Esho, 37, and her daughter Olivia, 7, were shot and killed in their home by their husband/father, in Darien, Illinois
  • June 11. Arlene Dudley, 57, was shot and killed in her home by her husband in Maple Heights, Ohio
  • June 10. Margaret "Maggie" Girard, 49, and three other family members were shot and killed by the father of Maggie's child, in Kansas City, Missouri
  • June 10. Dejah J. Adkins, 16, was shot and killed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The investigation is ongoing
  • June 10. Alashia Ervin-Bethea, 20, was shot multiple times and killed in District Heights, Maryland. The investigation is on-going
  • June 10. Justine Waclawczyk, "early 20s," was shot and killed by her husband in Poth, Texas
  • June 10. Four young children, ages 1, 6, 10, and 11, were shot and killed in Orlando, Florida. Two were the children of the shooter and two were his girlfriend's children
  • June 10. Jada Jones, 14, was shot and killed accidentally as gang members shot at one another in Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • June 9. Ronda Dee "Roxie" Ray, 42, was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend in Great Falls, Montana
  • June 9. Trina Mercadel, 44, was shot and killed, her body discovered in a burning car in New Orleans, Louisiana. The investigation is on-going 
  • June 8. Laura Hernandez-Urbina, 41was shot and killed in Goodyear, Arizona. The investigation is ongoing
  • June 8. Brianna Stamey, 22, and Pamela Ward, 57, were shot and killed in Morganton, North Carolina by a man Pamela dated two years ago. A 2-year-old child in the home was uninjured
  • June 8. An as-yet-unidentified-woman was shot and killed in her apartment in Las Vegas, Nevada. The investigation is ongoing
  • June 7. Vanessa Palma was shot and killed by her husband in the Mission Terrace neighborhood of San Francisco
  • June 7. An unnamed 13-year-old boy was shot and killed accidentally by his 13-year-old friend, in Silver Lake, Oregon
  • June 7. Patrice Smith, 39, was shot and killed by her husband in their home in Lexington, Kentucky. One of their children, a teenaged daughter, was present during the shooting
  • June 7. Elizabeth Barraza, 43, was shot and killed by her husband in Deming, New Mexico
  • June 6. Jessica Adams, 29, was shot and killed by her husband, in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. The couple's two young children were present
  • June 6. Mariah Dawn Carpenter, 24, was shot and killed by her estranged boyfriend in front of her two-year-old son in her home in Columbus, Ohio
  • June 5. An as-yet-unnamed woman, 26, was shot and killed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The investigation is on-going
  • June 5. Toni Lea DeBuse, 42, was shot and killed by her boyfriend in his home in New Braunfels, Texas
  • June 3. MIchelle Barrett, 41, was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend in her home in Southington, Connecticut
  • June 3. Eva M. Clark, 29, was shot and killed by her husband in their home in Owasso, Oklahoma. Their 7-year-old daughter was not at home at the time
  • June 3. Mary Donley, 49, was shot and killed by her husband in their home near San Bernadino, California
  • June 3. Sylvia Guerrero, 20, was killed in her apartment in El Paso, Texas after her ex-boyfriend broke in and shot her
  • June 3. An as yet unnamed woman was shot and killed in a "domestic dispute" in Empire, Louisiana
  • June 3. Tyiela Autrey, 28, was shot and killed by her boyfriend who also shot and critically injured her niece, in Detroit, Michigan
  • June 1. Stephanie Bartnett, no age given, was shot and killed in her home by her husband, in front of their children, in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania
  • May 31. Patricia Louise Duff, 73, Sand Springs, Oklahoma, was shot and killed by her boyfriend in their home
  • May 31. Tyekqua Nesbitt, 28, not yet named, was shot and killed in her car by her best friend's husband in New Haven, Connecticut. Her children, ages 6 and 11, were also in the car
  • May 31. Jennifer L Cantu, 28, Cameron, North Carolina, was shot and killed by her boyfriend in her home
  •  May 31. Cheresse Lutricia Jackson, 39, Timmonsville, South Carolina, and two of her daughters, were killed by an ex-boyfriend who’d been harassing and stalking her. Her two other children were injured
  • May 28. Michelle Hodgetts, 55, Cincinnati, Ohio, was shot and killed by her husband in their home
  •  May 28. Jaclyn D. Zabel, 29, was shot by her husband in their home in Canyon County, Idaho. Their four children were in the home at the time and called 911. Jaclyn died the next day
  •  May 28. Cassidy Ganey, 25, and her parents, were shot and killed in Cassidy’s home by her husband. Their 5-year-old daughter was also in the home
  •  May. 27. Michelle Hodgetts, 55, was shot and killed by her husband in their home in Cincinnati, Ohio. A grandchild for whom she has custody was not at home at the time
  • May 27. Stacy Revia Ladd, 42, was shot and killed by her boyfriend at their home in Lumberton, Texas
  • May 25. Agustina Vasquez, 45, was shot and killed by her boyfriend in her apartment Oklahoma City
  • May 23. Silvia Theresia Flores, 52, was shot and killed in her home by a man who was living with her
  • May 21. Ronda Ebeling, 23, was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend at a remote location near Joshua Tree, California
  • May 20. Kimberly Phillips, 48, was shot and killed by her ex-husband at a gas station in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • May 20. Emma Mendez, 42, shot and killed by her husband in her home (Farmersville, California) while her two children, ages 13 and 8, watched

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

  • June 18. Correctional Officer Tawanna Marin, 48, Florida Department of Corrections (Struck by a motor vehicle)
  • June 14. Deputy Sheriff Theresa King, 44, Wyandotte County (Kansas) Sheriff's Office (Gunfire)
  • June 13. Deputy Sheriff Patrick Rohrer, 35, Wyandotte County (Kansas) Sheriff's Office (Gunfire)
  • June 9. Sergeant Charles Salaway, 55, New York State Police (9/11 related illness)
  • June 8. Police Officer Charles Irvine, Jr., 23, Milwaukee Police Department (Vehicle pursuit)
  • May 31. Trooper First Class Walter Greene, 51, Connecticut State Police (9/11 related illness)
  • May 30. Sgt. Daniel Baker, 32, Dickson County (Tenn.) Sheriff's Office (Gunfire)
  • May 26. Special Agent David LaValley, U.S. DOJ/FBI (9/11 related illness)
  • May 24. Chief of Detectives William Allee, 76, New York (New York) Police Department (9/11 related illness)
  • May 21. Police Officer Amy Caprio, 29, Baltimore County (Maryland) Police Department (Vehicular Assault)

U.S. military service members killed in action in the past 30 days

  • None since March 30

Those who die at their own hand—including a reported 22 military veterans every day in our country

        [Photo credit: Robin Biffle]

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.