Prayers for September

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.

September 7

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
O Lord God, enliven and preserve your church with your perpetual mercy. Without your help, we mortals will fail; remove far from us everything that is harmful and lead us toward all that gives life and salvation, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

September 14

Fourteenth  Sunday after Pentecost
O Lord God, merciful judge,you are the inexhaustible fountain of forgiveness. Replace our hearts of stone with hearts that love and adore you, that we may delight in doing your will through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

September 21

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Almighty and eternal God, you show perpetual loving kindness to us your servants. Because we cannot rely on our own abilities, grant us your merciful judgment and train us to embody the generosity of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

September 28

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
God of love, giver of life, you know our frailties and failings. Give us your grace to overcome them, keep us from those things that harm us and guide us in the way of salvation through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.

We also pray for…

Pr. Mike Schmidt and family as he grieves the death of his father.
Pr. Don Sondrol for health concerns.
We pray for Pr. Rob Dotzel and Stephanie as Pr. Rob undergoes surgery on September 24.