Gracious God, in this moment our hearts and minds are full— filled with the inspiration and hope we come here to feel; filled with happiness and joy from the many blessings of our lives; filled with anxieties and fears from the challenges we face; filled with sadness and grief from our failures and losses. Even […]
These are various prayers offered during public worship services, mostly as "prayers of the people."
Sunday was a big day at the congregation I serve, Fourth Presbyterian Church. It was the first Sunday in the pulpit for our new pastor, Shannon Johnson Kershner. I am not alone in being super excited about Shannon’s arrival and what it will mean for Fourth Church moving forward. The energy on Sunday was palpable. […]