We pray for those who have asked for prayers:
We pray for the repose of the Soul of Lois Sells, mother of Frank and James Sells, Jr. and Anna Shoptaugh; mother-in-law of Mark Shoptaugh; grandmother of Matthew and Mark and wife Jennifer Shoptaugh; and great-grandmother of Aubrey Shoptaugh.
We pray for Chip, Sebastian, Jackson, and Luke Ashton as they await the birth of their baby. Chip is the son of Jack and Karen Ashton.
A PRAYER FOR THE SELECTION OF OUR NEXT BISHOP: Heavenly Father, you oversee all that we say and do. Guide the people of the Diocese of Louisiana in the selection of our next bishop, that we may be led by your Holy Spirit. Direct us toward the person you desire to fill this role. Lead us to a person of integrity, a person of prayer, and a person of faith, who is capable of carrying out your wishes for our future. Above all, may our new leader be one who is willing to receive your unconditional love, and pass it on to those near and far. We pray this in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. AMEN
Send down your blessings on law enforcement officers, firemen, and first responders. Grant them courage, wisdom, strength, and compassion in all their work. When the alarm sounds, let them faithfully serve you in their neighborhood. Amen.
Today, we pray for your peace. We pray that the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard the hearts and minds of all health care workers. We also ask for courage. Please, grant them your spirit of courage. Grant them a sound mind as they make decisions. We pray for all the physicians, nurses, and health care providers involved in this pandemic May they be blessed with the wisdom and grace needed to provide the best care possible. Amen
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