Prayers for January
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.
In Jesus Christ we hear and experience God’s word of truth, the good news of our salvation. We offer in our prayers thanks and praise to God for this immeasurable blessing.
Baptism of Our Lord We give thanks to God that in our baptism we are joined with the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and welcomed into the community of all believers for a new life of love, service and witness to the good news of the gospel.
We give thanks for the miraculous changes that transpire in us as a result of God’s loving and merciful attentiveness.
We ask God to help us stay connected with and immersed in Scripture so that we might be encouraged, guided, challenged and inspired in our faith and life.
We pray that we will remember and follow the word God revealed in Jesus imploring us to serve people in need, especially when we are tempted to keep God’s love and blessings to ourselves and treat others as outsiders, nonmembers, undeserving or beneath us.
We also pray for…
Rev. Ritva Williams and family as they grieve the death of her father.
Rev. Eugene Cedarholm and his family as they grieve the death of his wife Delores.
Lorraine Jordan, Administrative Assistant to the Bishop, who is undergoing treatment for cancer.
For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.