Prayers for April

The synod encourages congregations to continue praying during Sunday worship for the renewal of the church by praying for congregations of the Southeastern Iowa Synod, other synods, and people throughout the world.

April 2
Pray for all who grieve the death of a loved one, friend or neighbor that they find caring support among friends, family, communities and congregations and know the healing and hope we have in Jesus Christ.

April 9
Palm Sunday: We pray that through Jesus’ suffering and death we glimpse and welcome the boundless depth of God’s sacrifice and love for all people and creation.

April 16
Easter Sunday: Alleluia, Christ is Risen! Praise God with a joyful heart, knowing God’s word is true and frees us from sin, death and darkness that we may live each day as servants bearing good news for all.

April 23
When we wrestle with doubt, even disbelief, we turn to God asking for forgiveness, reassurance of the Spirit’s presence and activity within us, and the reviving of our faith.

April 30
We remember in our prayers the Northeastern Minnesota and Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana synod assemblies, that the spirit will strengthen, guide and excite their leaders and members for God’s work and witness in the world.

We also pray for…


For additional prayers please visit the  ELCA Prayer Center.