Park and Pray at 1:11 pm
Like a candle that burns all day and night, Rev. Dr. Daehler Hayes’ memory is a beacon of hope that shines bright.
There’s so many stories about Pastor Daehler.
He made us laugh. He gave encouragement and warnings seasoned with Grace. Thank God, for Pastor Hayes, especially for all that he offered the people of Haiti.
Daehler often gave good advice and a lasting impression.
He was God’s Servant, our Friend, a Hero, Leader, Pastor, Shining Star and most of all a Blessing.
Merciful God, comfort his family, and all who grieve.
Thank you Almighty God for the promise of eternal peace.
In our Savior’s Name. Amen
An Interfaith Service of
Remembrance and Thanksgiving
October 26, 2019 at 11:00 am
Central Congregational Church UCC
O God, who will take his place? Who will take the place of one who was wrapped in courage?
Courage cannot be bought or sold
Outgoing friendly, socially confident
Understands issues and remedies
Reliable well grounded, dependable
Attitude feelings, moods are stable
Grateful family legacy, service, living
Empathetic to grassroots’ needs
Let us continue to park and pray.
Dear God, we park and pray giving thanks for Representative Elijah Cummings, his life, his gifts and all that he shared with so many of us. He showed himself as a man with a tremendous amount of courage despite having many hardships and obstacles. He will be sadly missed.
O God, who will take his place?
Send forth one who is willing to give time, talents and treasures.
One willing to work hard for You and in Your name.
One who loves to do justice, loves mercy and who loves to walk humbly with You, Almighty God.
We give thanks. We receive Your grace and mercy knowing Elijah’s work is done. His rest and eternal peace has begun. In Your Holy Name. Amen
“I think now we have to pray for his health,” Ms. Pelosi told reporters afterward. “This was a very serious meltdown on the part of the president.” She said Mr. Trump seemed “very shaken up” by the cascade of criticism.
Mr. Trump said it was the other way around. “Nancy Pelosi needs help fast!” he wrote on Twitter. “She had a total meltdown in the White House today. It was very sad to watch. Pray for her, she is a very sick person!”
(The N.Y. Times, 10/16/19)
Let Us Park and Pray at 1:11
Almighty God, America’s leaders are publicly asking us to pray for their adversary. It seems odd given their tense relationship.
A Call to Pray is an amazing request from our leaders. Surely, God, You inspired them. You’re up to something! It’s always good!
Loving God, we thank you for those leaders who are willing to receive the love, hope, peace and renewal that You offer.
Thank You for Leaders who are faithful and forgiving. Leaders who exercise humility, possess integrity, honor, civility and love for You, our country and humanity.
Merciful God we pray for healing for those who struggle with their ethical, moral, impulsive decisions and behaviors.
We pray for our leaders whose decisions seriously impact lives in detrimental ways.
We pray for those who have meltdowns and who refuse to enter into the places where God may guide them.
Lord, God we pray for our country’s leaders, especially those who occupy the highest offices in our nation. Help them to be truthful and transparent.
Great God, help us make America great for all people. May all recognize Your undeniable power to answer all prayers as we pray:
Our Father who art in heaven. Hallow be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sinned against us. Lead us not into temptation. Deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever. Amen
O Lord not again!
It’s hard to comprehend
Seems impossible to defend
A call, a response and an innocent life ends?
Oh Lord not again!
When no one provokes or ignites!
No one defends or fights!
No one is armed or threatens to harm.
But, Lord again and again!
An unarmed innocent life ends.
It keeps happening over again!
O Lord not again!
We need You
To Protect and Defend
Children and innocent victims
Without You there is no end
O Lord not again!
Not again, Lord,
Please Lord not again. Amen.