Prayers for December
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.
Our prayers are filled with awe and thanksgiving for the power and majesty of God reflected in all of creation, the universe and each other – wonderfully created, diverse human beings.
Baptism of our Lord: Through the waters of baptism and word of God we are welcomed lovingly into the body of Christ and set forward on a new path as children of God. We pray the Holy Spirit will remind us daily of our baptismal mission, stir our faith and be an ever-present guide for us as we share the gospel and serve our neighbor.
Just as Jesus’ disciples shared their experiences and introduced others to him as the promised Messiah, we pray that we are enthused to go out of our way to share with people our faith and the good news of Jesus Christ.
Just as the fishermen Peter, Andrew, James and John dropped what they were doing in response to Jesus’ invitation to follow and serve, we pray that we too are quick to follow, ready to learn and eager to serve as disciples of Christ.
Power and wisdom are sometimes confusing for us, especially in our current culture. We ask God to help us better understand humility, the nature of wisdom and true strength as exemplified by the teachings, example and sacrifice of Jesus.
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For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.