We all need prayer
Before we lift up our neighbors in need and those who serve them, let’s take a moment to recognize our own need for prayer.
We’re all suffering and grieving in some way. Whether it be the loss of our daily routines, a layoff, an illness, a death or a feeling of isolation — separation from friends and family — let’s all acknowledge our need for grace and for healing. As we meditate on this need, let’s say a prayer for ourselves, our community and the world. Let’s pray that we might extend grace as we receive it from others, and that these hard times will soon pass.
To help this process, here is a version of an old Irish prayer and blessing that does well to acknowledge our unconditional need for God’s unconditional grace, love and mercy.
You are the peace of all things calm
You are the place to hide from harm
You are the light that shines in dark
You are the heart’s eternal spark
You are the door that’s open wide
You are the guest who waits inside
You are the stranger at the door
You are the calling of the poor
You are my Lord and with me still
You are my love, keep me from ill
You are the light, the truth, the way
You are my Saviour this very day.
The following are prayer requests submitted by neighbors struggling with homelessness, poverty and addiction. Please join Springs Rescue Mission staff and our faith community as we remember these precious neighbors in our daily prayers.
- “Pray for my daughter Denise’s salvation.” – Anonymous
- “Please pray for Nicole to go to rehab and get her life and her children back, to be healthy and happy again.” – Jeremy
- “Please pray I make contact my adult children Camille and Isaac.” – Rosa
- “Prayer for healing and comfort, over depression, finances and my job.” – Wayne
- “To be reunited with my family and to live near them and share in their lives.” – Anonymous
- “Pray especially for my daughter and granddaughter, and my 85-year-old mom, as they have been directly exposed to the virus.” – Tracy
- “Prayer request for my friend Willie. He’s so lost and trying to get into your facility. Lease pray for his strength and dignity.” – Anonymous
- “Please pray for my wife and I during this time. She is in a correctional facility that is in lockdown status right now with no visitors.” – Stephen
- “Please pray for my hip.” – Kailey
“Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by.” – Isaiah 26:20
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