The Presbytery will be praying each week for our churches throughout the year. Praying for one another is a way to show that God’s love extends to each and everyone of us, and by doing so we demonstrate that we are a community of people who genuinely care for one another. Each congregation is an important part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and we pray that God’s blessings be with all of them this day and everyday.

For those under treatment for various health concerns:

  • Our world, as we battle Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    • Our churches who are meeting digitally
    • Our children as they learn from home
    • All medical personnel who are battling to save lives
    • All essential workers who are keeping us safe, supplying our needs
    • Children in foster care, waiting through court closures (due to COVID-19) to return to their natural parents.
    • Children who are vulnerable to a parent’s stress in these difficult days of quarantine.
  • Family, friends and co-workers of Rev. Peter Kariuki Kaniah, secretary-general of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA), who died Sunday of complications from COVID-19. He was 54
  • Denise Morrow, daughter of Rev. Doug and DeAnn Mankell, who has surgery today to repair severely broken fingers from a fall.
  • Claire Calvin is 6 years old and was diagnosed with DIPG which is a type of brain tumor at the brain stem on 5/28/20. There is also an additional mass on her spine.
  • Paul Cash, who is in very poor health and for his wife Helen.(Members of Park Hills Presbyterian)
  • The family of George Floyd, and those who are working to address injustice.
  • Lucas Hudson, son of Annette Hudson, member at Cote Brilliante PC.  Lucas is a police officer in the St. Louis City Police Department.
  • Joyce Wilks-Love and family in the sudden passing of her brother, Ronald Ollie.
  • Rev. Dr. Johanna McCune Wagner, former Pastor of Trinity Presbyterian – University City, and her spouse, Michael Coyle.  Johanna has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, for which she will have surgery and chemotherapy.  Let us pray for Johanna and Michael to have peace in their hearts and minds as they face this cancer journey together, for all of the medical professionals who will be caring for her through her treatment plan, and for her to enjoy a full recovery.
  • Bridget Samuels for various health concerns
  • Richard Layne, now residing at the Presbyterian Manor
  • Steven Shaw who is recovering from serious injuries he suffered in an automobile accident.
  • Mary Thornton, as she recovers from heart catheterization
  • Rev. Paul Bembower, who is still recovering with heart concerns
  • Rev. Tom Bass, taking treatments for cancer
  • Wally Diboll, Westminster, as he was diagnosed with Lymphoma and undergoes treatments.
  • Rev. Bart Brenner, HR, as he deals with his treatments for prostate cancer.
  • For Kerry Downing, Rev. Wendy Downing’s brother,with heart valve issues stemming from carcinoid cancer.

     Prayers also for:

  • For the Presbytery as we answer the call to become Matthew 25
  • For church members of any congregation who are struggling in their journey of faith, both individually and corporately.
  • For all the men and women serving in our military.
  • For newly ordained and/or installed, as they begin to lead churches:
  • Prayers for Projects of the Presbytery:
    • Light for Darkness and Rev. Thirza Sayers, the mental health ministry of the Presbytery.
    • UKirk Campus Ministry and Rev. Max Hill, in his new home and ministry within Giddings-Lovejoy.
    • A Place of Grace and Pastor Julie Gvillo – a ministry of transformative wonder-filled healing
    • Our Partners in Plan Grande #2 Nicaragua: pray for our partner community of Plan Grande #2 in Nicaragua and for CEPAD as they work to try and provide health and sanitation information and products to rural Nicaraguans.  Not only do they worry and have to deal with COVID-19, but they are also dependent on their bean, corn, and coffee harvests for food and income.
    • For Peace in North Korea, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and around the globe.
    • For an end to the raging fires in Australia
    • For Safety and Healing for Puerto Rico from multiple earthquakes

     Prayers in thanksgiving for their energy, strength, and peace

  • For all of the servant ministries of our congregations
  • For all those who fight on the front line for social justice and peace.
  • For all of those in Presbyterian Disaster Assistance who work to help those impacted by hurricanes, floods, mud slides, tornadoes and drought.