Announcements

  • Please email crivara@stpaulsmillerstavern.org with anybody you would like to add to the Intercessory Prayer List.
  • Presiding Bishop's word to the church
  • Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has written a letter to the church regarding our theology of worship in these unprecedented times, offering some guidance about how our Anglican identity and theology can help support us in this time while we cannot gather physically. Read the letter here.

Special Prayers

Prayer in Time of Isolation written by The Rev. Dr. Kate Sonderegger, Ph.D.

Almighty God: Our times are in your hand. We call upon you in this hour of our need, when we are lonely and must stand apart. Be our strength, O Sovereign Lord, our calm in the midst of raging seas, our refuge and our dwelling place. Sanctify to us this time drawn away from others, even as your Son, O Father, drew away to a lonely place for prayer. Deepen our need of you, O Lord, that every breath may be a whisper of the Spirit’s prompting, a renewed searching of the deep things of God. Stir up in us the great act of intercession, that we may spend our time apart in prayer for the world you created and sustain. Bless us in our turning toward you, and make us a blessing to those who stand in need of you, the whole fragile earth. All this we ask in the name of great Physician, even Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer in Time of Pandemic The Rev. Dr. Kate Sonderegger, Ph.D.

This hour we turn to you, O Lord, in full knowledge of our frailty, our vulnerability, and our great need as your mortal creatures. We cry to you, as one human family, unsure of the path ahead, unequal to the unseen forces around us, frightened by the sickness and death that seem all too real to us now. Stir up your strength and visit us, O Lord; be our shield and rock and hiding place! Guide our leaders, our scientists, our nurses and doctors. Give them wisdom and fill their hearts with courage and determination. Make even this hour, O Lord, a season of blessing for us, that in fear we find you mighty to save, and in illness or death, we find the cross to be none other than the way of life. All this we ask in the name of the One who bore all our infirmities, even Jesus Christ our Risen and Victorious Lord. Amen.