at the river’s edge
In peace, we pray to you, Lord God.
For healing for our nation.
For our local, state and federal leaders.
For unity and peace.
For all impacted by the CoronaVirus worldwide.
For an end to the virus.
For a vaccine.
For strength to make it through each day.
For all those on the front lines of responding to those with the virus.
For employment, economic stability and a better world
For all people in their daily life and work; For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who are alone.
For Snowmass Village, the nation, and the world;
For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.
For the just and proper use of your creation;
For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.
For all who are in danger, sorrow,
or any kind of trouble;
For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy.
For the peace and unity of the Church of God;
For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.
For all clergy; For all who serve God in his Church.
You are invited to voice any prayers you may have at this time.
Hear us, Lord; For your mercy is great.
We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life.
We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom.
You are invited to voice any prayers you may have, In silence, outloud or in writing on a prayer card.
If it feels supportive for you, written prayer cards can be placed in Snowmass Chapel’s GOD CAN at Touchpoint #11, where they will be prayed over in anonymity or by name if you choose.
In times like these, it can be hard to think of fear as a healthy emotion created by God. When we’re afraid, we slow down, become cautious and pay attention. It’s a perfect time to pray. Fear invites us to pause and sort through our thoughts – even writing them down. With each thought, we can ask,
“God, is this really you?”
By attending to only the thoughts based in love, we can find our way out of the morass of fear and move towards God’s intention for our life.
The Caring Connection team members are here to listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people going through tough times. We can hike, go for a walk, grab some coffee, or sit in the living room — it’s up to you but know we are committed to being present for you. We are trained laypeople, not therapists. If you need professional assistance or intervention, we can connect you with the help you need.
If you would like to learn more about this powerful ministry – either for yourself or someone you know inside or outside of our Chapel congregation – please contact our Care Coordinator, Sue de Campo, at (970) 300-1223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Caring Connection is brought to you by the caring ministries of Snowmass Chapel. One-on-one peers are trained by Stephen Ministries and our goal is to reach out with love to people who are hurting – regardless of religious affiliation or background.