Heavenly Father, You have adopted us as Your sons and daughters by grace. We give You thanks that Matt and Joelle have been granted the gift of Timothy. Fill this family with wisdom and patience that they may live together in faith and love; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Dear heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of the Timothy that you have given to Audrey. Keep him safe and help Audrey to love him. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Almighty God, heavenly Father, Your judgements are mysterious and Your ways beyond our understanding. By the grace of Your Holy Spirit, show us Your loving purpose in all things. Have mercy on those who continue to mourn the death of their loved ones. Strengthen their faith and ease their distress that they may abide in Your peace; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
O almighty God, You have delivered Your servant Bekah from the pain and peril of childbirth and granted her a safe delivery. Keep mother and child always in Your tender care; and grant that Ashley may be brought to the waters of Holy Baptism and grow up in the true fear, love, and trust of You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
(All prayers from Pastoral Care Companion, CPH 2007)