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Prayer

"Lord, teach us to pray."

That request was put to Jesus by his own disciples - which should encourage us if we feel we don't know how to pray. They needed help, and so do we, especially at troubled times such as these.

But there isn't just one right way to pray - what works well for one person may not for another. The following thoughts are offered just as guidelines which may be useful:

When we pray we come before God with the world on our hearts. We are also offering ourselves to be in some small way channels of love and peace in God's world.

God already knows what is in our hearts and minds. We can be honest with God, and say exactly how we feel, or even just sit in silence.

It might help to find a quiet space. You may want to be on your own, but you may also find that it helps to join other people, who may be gathering to pray in local churches, but also in schools, workplaces and elsewhere.

You may find that you can say just what you want to, using your own words. But many people find it helpful to use written prayers. This site provides a number of prayers for different people and situations as well as some simple forms of prayer for use at different times of the day.That request was put to Jesus by his own disciples - which should encourage us if we feel we don't know how to pray. They needed help, and so do we, especially at troubled times such as these.


* The above information was found at invitationtoprayer.org.

Here at The Church of the Good Shepherd, we provide two mid-week opportunities for prayer with others: Intercessory Prayer held each Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. in the sanctuary and Practicing the Presence held each Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. in Room 7. 

Here are some prayers for various times of day: 

A Prayer Before Meals
Be present at our table Lord.
Be here and everywhere adored.
These people bless and grant that we
may feast in fellowship with thee. Amen.
A Morning Prayer 
Into your hands, O Lord, we commend ourselves this day. Let your presence be with us to its close. Strengthen us to remember that in whatsoever good work we do we are serving you. Give us a diligent and watchful spirit, that we may seek in all things to know your will, and knowing it, gladly to perform it, to the honor and glory of your name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ~ Galasian Sacramentary
An Evening Prayer
O Lord, who has pity for all our weakness, put away from us worry and every anxious fear; that having ended the work of the day as in your sight, and committing our tasks, ourselves, and all we love into your keeping, we may, now that night has come, receive as from you your priceless gift of sleep; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ~ Canadian Prayer Book

 
 
April 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

Traveling the New Testament
Time: 7:00pm

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2 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

Bell Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:15pm

Chancel Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:30pm

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3 Awakening Study
Location: Adult Room #2
Time: 9:30am -11:30am

DCOM
Location: Room 11
Time: 9:30am

Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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4 AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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5 Painting Party
Time: 8:30am

AA
Time: 2:00pm

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6 Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Location: Education Building
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

Eagle Ceremony
Location: Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall
Time: 1:00pm -4:00pm
Garrett Stewart is the Scout being honored. Reserv ...

Confirmation
Time: 4:00pm

Youth Group
Time: 5:30pm

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7 Church Council
Location: The Gallery
Time: 7:00pm

OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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8 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

Pack 13 Monthly Meeting
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
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Traveling the New Testament
Time: 7:00pm

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9 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

Saints Alive!
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 12:00pm

SOUP, SONG & STORY
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 6:00pm

Bell Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:15pm

Chancel Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:30pm

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10 Awakening Study
Location: Adult Room #2
Time: 9:30am -11:30am

Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Parent Support Group
Location: Room 10
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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11 AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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12 AA
Time: 2:00pm

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13 PALM/PASSION SUNDAY

Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Location: Education Building
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

Confirmation
Time: 4:00pm

Youth Group
Time: 5:30pm

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14 Girl Scout Trp 5714
Location: Junior High Room 9
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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15 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

Traveling the New Testament
Time: 7:00pm

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16 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

Bell Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:15pm

Chancel Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:30pm

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17 HOLY THURSDAY

Awakening Study
Location: Adult Room #2
Time: 9:30am -11:30am

Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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18 GOOD FRIDAY

AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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19 AA
Time: 2:00pm

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20 EASTER SUNDAY

Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Location: Education Building
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

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21 Church Rummage Sale Collection
Location: Fellowship Hall & Room 1
Time: 9:00am -5:00pm
Collection begins on Monday after Easter.  Bu ...

Trustee's Meeting
Location: Adult 2
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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22 Church Rummage Sale Collection
Location: Fellowship Hall & Room 1
Time: 9:00am -5:00pm
Collection begins on Monday after Easter.  Bu ...

Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

Traveling the New Testament
Time: 7:00pm

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23 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

Church Rummage Sale Collection
Location: Fellowship Hall & Room 1
Time: 9:00am -5:00pm
Collection begins on Monday after Easter.  Bu ...

Bell Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:15pm

Chancel Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:30pm

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24 Church Rummage Sale Collection
Location: Fellowship Hall & Room 1
Time: 9:00am -5:00pm
Collection begins on Monday after Easter.  Bu ...

Awakening Study
Location: Adult Room #2
Time: 9:30am -11:30am

Preschool
Time: 9:30am

Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Hot Meals
Location: Kitchen
Time: 2:00pm -5:30pm
Contact Lyn Hanke or Laurie Juliana.

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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25 Church Rummage Sale Collection
Location: Fellowship Hall & Room 1
Time: 9:00am -5:00pm
Collection begins on Monday after Easter.  Bu ...

AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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26 BS Collection Begins (Rummage Sale)
Location: Fellowship Hall
Rummage Sale Collection for Boy Scouts on the Satu ...

Outreach Rummage Sale
Location: Fellowship Hall & Room 1
Time: 8:00am -1:00pm

AA
Time: 2:00pm

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27 BS Collection Begins (Rummage Sale)
Location: Fellowship Hall
Rummage Sale Collection for Boy Scouts on the Satu ...

Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Location: Education Building
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

Confirmation
Time: 4:00pm

Youth Group
Time: 5:30pm

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28 BS Collection Begins (Rummage Sale)
Location: Fellowship Hall
Rummage Sale Collection for Boy Scouts on the Satu ...

OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

Worship Team
Location: Information Center
Time: 7:30pm
Contact Lyn Hanke.

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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29 BS Collection Begins (Rummage Sale)
Location: Fellowship Hall
Rummage Sale Collection for Boy Scouts on the Satu ...

Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

Traveling the New Testament
Time: 7:00pm

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30 BS Collection Begins (Rummage Sale)
Location: Fellowship Hall
Rummage Sale Collection for Boy Scouts on the Satu ...

Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

Bell Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:15pm

Chancel Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:30pm

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