The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, as a way of life

Prayer List

For those who have died

  • For the repose of the soul of Nate Darling, son of the Rev. Georgia Carney and Mark Darling
  • Prayers for the repose of the soul of Vivian Darling, mother and mother-in-law of Mark Darling and the Rev. Georgie Carney

General prayer

  • For Mavis Ennis, mother-in-law of the Rev. Ginny Mazzarella.
  • For Rhonda Rogers, formerly of Christ Church, Rochester, who is in discernment for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Texas.
  • For the Human Family O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Salaam, Shalom, Shanti, Peace! Prince
  • For the Very Rev. David Hefling for restored health
  • For those serving in the Armed Forces and their loved ones.
  • Healing prayers for Debra and success on her treatment
  • Prayers for Dick Henshaw for restored health
  • Prayers for John Cummings and a speedy recovery
  • Prayers for repose of the soul of Wendell Hercules, beloved husband of Hazeldene
  • Prayers for restoration of heath for Deacon Terry Price.
  • Prayers for restored health for Bishop Clay Matthews
  • Prayers for the repose of the soul of Robert Furlong, for his wife, Shirley, and in-laws, the Rev. Terry and Mrs. Dianne Price as they grieve
  • Prayers of comfort for June Leibhart, mother of the Rev. Linda Leibhart.

Parish in transition

  • St. James', Watkins Glen
  • St. John's, Catharine
  • St. Mark’s, Newark; St. John’s, Sodus; and Christ Church, Sodus Point.
  • St. Thomas', Rochester

Prayers for peace

  • For the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Nigeria, Palestine, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and all places affected by violence.
  • For the release of kidnapped girls in Nigeria; for the many who, after two and a half years, have not been seen or heard from. We give thanks to the 21 released to the Nigerian government in October 2016, the first large group to be freed since their 2014 kidnapping.
  • O God, who created all peoples in your image, we thank you for the wonderful diversity of races and cultures in this world. Enrich our lives by ever-widening circles of fellowship, and show us your presence in those who differ most from us, until our knowledge of your love is made perfect in our love for all your children; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP