Prayers for November

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.

November 1

All Saints Day Today we remember and honor saints, martyrs and loved ones who have gone before us. We pray for people who are in mourning and despair, and we give thanks for Jesus’ victory over death and the promise of eternal life.

November 8

Jesus’ humble sacrifice was for the sake of our broken world. We give thanks for the new life and freedom we have in Jesus and pray that we will live and serve freely for the sake of others in his name.

November 15

Unsettled by turmoil, danger and suffering in our world, we pray to be reminded of God’s presence and goodness that ultimately brings healing and deliverance. We pray that we will not cower in fear but will instead urge one another to acts of goodness and hope in the world.

November 22

Christ the King Sunday We give thanks and praise to God today for Christ the King, our lord, ruler not of territories, force or political dominance, but of truth, mercy and all creation.

November 29

First Sunday of Advent We remember in our prayers this Advent season the prophecies and promises God has fulfilled in the gift of Jesus Christ, son of God, son of man – our salvation.

We also pray for…

The family of Rev. Bob Solberg as they grieve his death.

Lorraine Jordan, Administrative Assistant to the Bishop, who is undergoing treatment for cancer. 

Rev. Tom Reuss and family as they grieve the death of his daughter-in-law. 

For additional prayers please visit the  ELCA Prayer Center.