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A Prayer for Peace
You Lord, make wars cease to the end of the earth; you break bows, shatter spears, and burn shields with fire. And so we ask you now to save the lives of many people in Ukraine. Make a peace that is strong and not weak. De-escalate this crisis. We hear of wars and rumors of wars, but you Lord are our rock, our fortress and our deliverer. Our hope is in you. And so we address the nations now. In the name of Jesus we say: “Be still and know God! He is exalted among the nations; he shall be exalted in the earth. Amen.
The Church: Michael the Presiding Bishop; Lawrence, our Bishop; Geralyn, our Assistant Bishop; Daniel, our Assisting Bishop; William, our Assisting Bishop; Michael, our Dean; Michael, our Vicar of the Cathedral Congregation; Eddie, our Sub Dean; Adam, our Minor Canon; Denise, our Deacon and Director of Outreach; Larry, our Canon Musician; Raphael, our Associate Organist/Choirmaster; Charlie, our Chancellor; James, our Sexton; Kate, our Director of Family Ministries; Arleen and Lisa, our Cathedral Administrators; and Caroline, our Assistant to the Dean and Administrator of the Center for Spiritual Imagination.
The Nation: Joseph, our President; Kathy, our Governor; Cosmo, the Mayor of Garden City, and the members of our Armed Forces, especially The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Sniffen, The Rev. James Reiss, The Rev. Jen Pilat, The Rev. Matthew Sanfilippo, Brian Thorpe, James Rivera, Charlie Whittaker, Jason Whittaker, Raymond Minihan, Jason Clark, Liam Begley, Adam Sanchez, Jonathan Hart, James Tilden, Noah Penders, Jason R. Corrado Jr. and their families.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for The Diocese of Central Busoga – The Church of the Province of Uganda, and in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for the LI Council of Churches Food Pantry.
For those who have asked for our prayers: Tony, Flor, Marisol, Pat, Lawrence, Karen, Headley, Mary F., Monica S., Eladio, Niyjah, Natasha, Nesha, Claude, Lauren, London, Tristan, Gianna, Nirvana, August, Wayne, Indigo, Chi, Todd, Theresa, Whitney, Danielle C., Webb D., Rebecca E., Jill, Piper, Debbie, Nesrin, Marie, Jen O., Diane B., Dan O., Richard C., Pamela C., Pamela R., Mary, Kitty, Letitia G., Olga M., Shushanna R., Dante M., Shu-Young S., Becky M., Joyce M., Esterina, Johnella W., Raphael R., Lisa, John and Arbana T.
For those who have died, especially Pat King, John Michael Fastenau, and for those grieving the death of a loved one, that they may find comfort and peace.
We wish a Blessed and Happy Birthday to our Cathedral Kids and Youth who celebrate a birthday in May! John A., Dean A., Dean B., Nicholas C., Scarlett F., Layla F., Thomas H., Nirvana H., Violet K., Mason M., Ugonna O., Simon R., Tessa W., and Charlotte Y.
Altar flowers are given in loving memory of my father, John Michael Fastenau, from Jeanette Hartmann.
Mass cards, altar flowers, bread and wine donations, children’s birthdays and prayer requests can be sent to Lisa in the cathedral office at email@example.com or (516) 746-2955. Prayers are taken off the list after 90 days unless a special request is made.