Prayers for October
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.
Just as we pray for God to refresh our own faith, we ask God to deepen the faith and strengthen the witness of our family, friends, congregation members and all our sisters and brothers in Christ throughout the world.
We pray that we never take for granted or forget to express our thanks and praise to God for the healing and wholeness we experience in Jesus Christ.
Our human needs are many and sometimes urgent. We ask God to be patient with us and to teach us persistence in our personal prayers and our prayers on behalf of our neighbor.
We ask God to surround us with people who encourage our faith, accompany us through life’s twists and turns, and care about us and that we in turn are mindful of the ways we can care for others in our midst.
Jesus Christ has set us free from sin and the despair of a life without hope. We pray that we use our gift of freedom to do God’s work in the world and to share the hope and good news of Jesus Christ with all people.
We also pray for…
Pastor Gloria Friedrich who’s sister is nearing the end of life.
Pastor Fayonne Tooman who’s spouse Marvin died recently.
Lorraine Jordan, Administrative Assistant to the Bishop, who is undergoing treatment for cancer.
For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.