Christ Lutheran Church
7801 Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, Texas 79423-1805
Phone:  806-799-0162; Fax:  806-799-2273
E-Mail:  info@christ-lutheran.com

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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life."  John 3:16

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Luther's Small Catechism defines prayer as "an act of worship wherein we bring our petitions before God with our hearts and lips and offer up praise and thanksgiving to Him."  

Please pray for the following who are ill or have special needs and concerns, and remember to thank Him when He has healed them:

Jim Diers, member of Christ Lutheran Church
Helen Doege, member of Christ Lutheran Church
Wally Glab, member of Christ Lutheran Church
Jim McDonald, member of Christ Lutheran Church
Marolyn Rinne, member of Christ Lutheran Church
Travis and Joy Simpson, members of Christ Lutheran Church

Praise God for our members and friends celebrating birthdays in June:

June 2, Joyce Evans
June 3, BreeAnn Moerbe
June 5, Helen Doege
June 6, Jane Bolstad
June 6, Jerri Faber
June 9, Megan Fischer
June 10, Bob Faber
June 10, Jonathan Redd
June 11, Caitlin Carlisle
June 11, Myron Trang
June 15, Jamie Jackson
June 16, Mary Lou Riley
June 17, Austin Woelfel
June 19, Irma Lorenz
June 21, Denise Glab
June 21, Cynthia Howle
June 23, Phil Clark
June 23, Matt Faber
June 23, Tom Jones
June 24, Perki Whitehead
June 26, Emily (Korinek) Drum
June 27, Diana Schneider
June 29, Imogene Pearson

Give thanks for another year of married life for:

June 1, Allen and Kim Graham
June 2, Josh and Lisa Young
June 5, John and Kay Arellano
June 5, Travis and Joy Simpson
June 8, Steven and Kayla Hobratschk
June 8, Chris and Lisa Morgan
June 11, Larry and Mary Lee Franklin
June 15, Dennis and Annie Miller
June 16, Mason and Amber Slater
June 19, Bob and Jackie Watkins
June 24, Erwin and Barbara Merz
June 25, Mark and Jennifer Gumaer
June 26, Steve and Jeanne Peterson
June 27, James and Janet Wuensche
June 28, Kelly and Deb Deterding

Finally, the Prayer of the Church for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost:

Let us lift up our hearts and minds and voices to our God and Father in heaven and look to Him for the forgiveness of our sins and every good and perfect gift through Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Almighty and most merciful God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we give You thanks for all Your goodness and tender mercies, especially for the gift of Your dear Son and for the revelation of Your good and gracious will. Put away our sins from us, and guard us by Your Holy Spirit, that we not despise Your Word nor blaspheme Your name but live by faith as Your children. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

O God, in mercy You have called us by the Gospel, and by Your grace You keep us and Your whole Christian Church united in Christ Jesus in the one true faith. So guard and keep us by the preaching of this faith, and preserve Your Church in the unity of Your Spirit, that the blessing of Abraham may extend to the nations through Your Son. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Almighty and everlasting God, You desire not the death of any sinner, but that all people should repent and be saved through faith in Christ. According to Your divine and holy wisdom, break and hinder the counsels of those who defame Your Word through false doctrine and evil living. Enlighten them with the knowledge of the truth, that they may know the grace of Your Gospel and serve You in the peace and righteousness of faith. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

O Lord, our God, it is by Your Word and Spirit that Your Church on earth is called, gathered, enlightened and sanctified. Grant, therefore, that we and all Your people may truly serve You according to our callings. Bless our colleges and seminaries, and so raise up faithful preachers and teachers of Your Word to advance the Gospel of Your Son both at home and in distant lands. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

O Lord, we have sinned against You, and for our sins we surely deserve to die. But as Your Son has redeemed us from the curse of sin and death by His death upon the cross, so grant us to live by faith in His resurrection and His righteousness. And as surely as He lives, grant health and strength in heart and mind, body and soul, to all Your servants who are sick or suffering in various ways. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, heavenly Father, from Your hand we receive all good gifts, and by Your grace we are guarded from all evil. Grant us thankful hearts, that we live no longer for ourselves but unto You by faith in Christ, Your Son. As He loves us and has given Himself for us all, enable us to love one another and to render hospitality in Your name. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Father in heaven, pour out Your Holy Spirit on those who seek Your Son at His Table this day. According to Your tender mercies, grant that we poor sinners may worship You rightly by faith in Your Word, lay hold on Your forgiveness in the body and blood of Christ, and bring forth the fruits of love for all the members of Your Church. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Almighty God, unto You live all who depart from this vale of tears in the Lord Jesus Christ. We give You thanks for all Your servants who have finished their course in faith and now rest from their labors. Grant that we, together with them, may have our perfect consummation in Your eternal glory. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

 

Adapted from prayers published by the Commission on Worship, LC-MS, and used by permission.
The background music on this page is "The Lord's Prayer" presented by the Christ Lutheran Church Choir, February 10, 2013

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