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 2

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
We give thanks for all who work for justice among all people and nations, especially Martín de Porres, renewer of society, whom we commemorate today.

November 9

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
With compassion, love and support, we reflect on this church’s “Message on Suicide Prevention” as a call to members, congregations and affiliated institutions to learn more about suicide and its prevention in our communities.

November 16

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Merciful Lord, we remember all the lives lost to gun violence, weapons of war that have flooded our communities. Bless us with the wisdom and strength to put down our swords and be peacemakers.

November 23

Last Sunday after Pentecost
We raise up the faithful bishops of this church, especially Clement, Bishop of Rome, whom we commemorate today. Inspire us with the memory of Miguel Agustín Pro, martyr, whom we also commemorate on this day, and all men and women who have given their lives in witness to your love and truth.

November 30

First Sunday of Advent
We give thanks for the apostles, especially Andrew, whom we celebrate on this day. The first of the disciples to be called by Jesus, give grace, oh God, to all who are called by your holy word.

For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.