Prayers for May

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.

May 3

As Jesus is the vine and we are the branches, we pray that our lives bear abundant fruit that will glorify God and serve God’s children.

May 10

Living in God’s boundless sacrificial love, we pray that we be stirred to embrace each other in love and friendship – differences, complexities and all.

May 17

As Jesus was sent into the world, so we, too, have been sent into the world. We pray for wisdom and strength as servants called through our baptism to share the gospel.

May 24

Pentecost Across all nations and cultures, we ask God to give us language to proclaim the gospel and give witness to the abundant life given in Jesus Christ.

May 31

Trinity Sunday Admitting that God is an infinite mystery for us, we pray for an enduring faith in God’s love for us – promised, revealed and present in the world as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We also pray for…

Pr. David Burling and his family as they grieve the death of his father. 

Bishop Ann Svennungsen, her husband Pastor Bill Russell and their family as they mourn the death of their son, John Amos. 

Pastor Rob Dotzel as he recovers from surgery.

For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.