Prayers for July
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.
As we are sent into the world to do God’s work, we pray that we serve with confidence in God’s work through us and with humility as people who need each other to spread the gospel and accomplish change in the world
Through us, God speaks words of peace, love, justice and faithfulness that challenge violence, hatred and self-interest in the world. We pray that we find courage and strength in the risen Christ to be faithful witnesses in the face of all challenges and risks.
Youth groups are returning home from the ELCA Youth Gathering today. We ask God to return them home safely, eager to live and serve – with the entire church – as followers of Jesus.
In a world with hunger, we pray that we not forget that Jesus has not left us hungry and wanting and that we are called to be caring and attentive to all who live in poverty and hunger – physically and spiritually.
We also pray for…
Joan Haug on the death of her daughter.
For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.