For our brothers and sisters in Ferguson, MO, that the Lord God will soften hearts that are hardened and surround them with angelic protection...
Underprivileged and hungry families resident of motels in and around Ashland
All who are isolated, lonely, or who have no one to visit them
All who are incarcerated
All who are imprisoned by mental illness or addiction
All members of our Armed Forces, esp deployed family members and friends
All members of our Armed Forces who have given their lives or the wholeness of their bodies and minds in service to their country
All who serve their communities in the Police, Fire and EMS service and all who have given their lives in the line of duty
This God-protected town and village of Ashland and every single soul who dwells therein
We pray in solidarity with Christians everywhere, esp in Iraq & the Middle East who are persecuted, displaced, put to the sword, slaughtered for their faith that The Lord God will have mercy on them and deliver them.
We pray that the people of Ukraine and Russia be granted the wisdom, mutual respect and love which will protect them from violence and preserve them in peace.
That The Lord God will guide, bless and fulfill our efforts to build up this parish, and that He will enable us to grow in spirit and in numbers, and that He will send us singers, icon painters and lovers of charity, and that He will nurture within us these same talents as a living witness to His love, faithfulness and eternal glory.
All members of our community who have asked for our prayers, even though we are most unworthy