Weekly Prayers

Prayers for the

Week of February 5:


FOR PEACE.  For those who have died by violence, especially those affected by the most recent mass shootings, and for those affected by suicide. For the people of Ukraine, coming up on the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion and ensuing war. For the unhoused, especially those in our own neighborhoods. For those suffering from addictions, unable to fight their inner demons. For the safety of all American military and civilian personnel wherever they serve, remembering especially those at Wright-Patterson AFB. For those struggling with the lack of the basic necessities of life, due to natural disasters and unjust laws. For the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries, and for all they do to help the millions of refugees and asylum-seekers worldwide, searching for safety, food, water, housing, employment, and family.


For those in our prayer cycles: in the Anglican cycle of prayer, we pray for the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea;  in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for All Saints in Washington Court House, Good Shepherd in Athens, and St Timothy’s in Cincinnati; 


For those celebrating February birthdays:


For those celebrating February wedding anniversaries:


For those on our parish prayer list


For those who suffer from illness, grief, or any other adversity: 


For the mission work of this congregation: CARE House, Canterbury Court, St. Paul’s UMC Food Pantry, Becoming Beloved Community Initiative, Hope4Riverside, Neighborhood Bridges, and for the non-profit groups who use our Community Building.


For our Diocesan Bishops: for our Provisional Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Wayne Smith; The Rt. Rev. Kenneth Price, the Rt. Rev. Nedi Rivera, and the Rt. Rev. Wendell Gibbs; For our Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Michael Curry;  For all postulants and candidates for holy orders in this Diocese: Phoebe Myhrum Bentley, Maggie Gough, Catherine Duffy, Alane Osborne, Libbie Crawford, Gayland Trim, Molly Cook, Victoria Lewis, Kate Meeks, Kyle Schenkewicz, Gregory Williams, and Amy Cochran.


For St Mark’s in this time of transition: O Lord, Father of life and change, of new and old: You gifted us with abilities to speak and listen, to hear and decide, to choose and know. We thank you for teaching us how to use these abilities, though we must at times remember to combine them with patience. Remind us to speak with kindness, to listen to understand, to hear all voices, to decide on what is just and true, to choose the path of peace, and to know we are not alone. Be with us in this time of transition, that it is as effective as it is unsettling, as comforting as it is confusing. And never leave our side on the journey ahead, as we strive for an unknown destination. In the name of your Son Jesus, who walks alongside us, we pray. Amen. (Elizabeth Wagner-Weber)


For the DSO as we search for a new bishop: Almighty God, giver of every good gift; look graciously on your church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a bishop for this Diocese, that we may receive a faithful pastor who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


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