Prayers for July

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.

July 6

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Lord, we lift up all those who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens in this nation and throughout the world. We especially lift up our brothers and sisters in Christ living in Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. 

July 13

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
O God, we ask you to guide teachers, assistants and participants in the various vacation Bible school programs throughout this church. May your word be a lamp unto their feet and a guide along the path through summer. 

July 20

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Almighty God, help us to love one another as you have loved us. Open our eyes to see you in the face of our neighbor and guide our words and actions throughout this day and always; through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen

July 27

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Lord, grant us the courage to take responsibility for our actions. Help us find ways to express our feelings without placing the blame on others. Open our ears so that we can hear and learn from one another.

 

For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.

We also pray for…

Pr. Bob Solberg for health and healing as he begins chemotherapy treatment.
Pam Larabee-Zierath for health and healing.