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.
In our unity with God through Jesus Christ, we ask the Spirit to heal our divisions and stir us as Christians to encourage one another in our faith, service and witness.
Day of Pentecost In a world of diverse languages, cultures and traditions, we give thanks to God that we are drawn together by the Holy Spirit as one community in Jesus Christ, called to live in one faith and one baptism.
Trinity Sunday In our wondering about the mystery of our triune God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—we pray for God’s patience, mercy and forgiveness and ask that we continue to grow in faith that is certain of God’s love through Jesus Christ.
We remember before God the needs and infirmities of all people, especially people we have ignored, rejected, passed by or treated as outsiders.
We also pray for…
Rev. Dan Kolander and family as they grieve the death of his mother.
The family and friends of Rev. Terry Mahnke of Rake, IA who died April 23. Rev. Mahnke served congregations in West Liberty, Atalissa, Keokuk, and Muscatine.
Rev. Barbara Hayden and family as they grieve the death of her mother-in-law.
Rev. Kristen Rod and family as they grieve the death of their unborn daughter.
Lorraine Jordan, Administrative Assistant to the Bishop, who is undergoing treatment for cancer.
For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.