I would be indebted to someone who volunteers to be the Note Reader.
Note Reader volunteers (just interrupt, courteously and read the note when it comes up)
Are we all familiar and in harmony with the rules?
All agree that all comments and requests are directed to the Lord by way of request or worship.
Let us all pray together from the Book of Common Prayer (Facilitators, page 1, # 5)
All pray together.
O GOD, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech Thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that Thou wouldest be pleased to make Thy ways known unto them, Thy saving health unto all nations. More esecially we pray for the holy Church universal; that it may be so guided and governed by Thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to Thy fatherly goodness all those who are any ways afflicted, or distressed in mind, body, or estate; that it may please Thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their several necessities; giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
Prayer Principle: Jesus never mentioned unanswered prayer. He answers prayer in the best way not sometimes "Everyone that asketh receiveth". Oswald Chambers.