Prayers for October

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.

October 5

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
We celebrate and give thanks for our church’s five-year comprehensive campaign, “Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA,” which seeks to raise funds to sustain and grow the ministries of the ELCA.

October12

Eighteenth  Sunday after Pentecost
We give thanks for all those who lead in worship. We are a church that, through worship, are fed and sent in the name of Christ for the sake of the world.

October 19

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Gracious God, cycles of violence seem never-ending. Lead us from prejudice to truth and deliver us from hatred, cruelty and revenge.

October 26

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
We give thanks for Philipp Nicolai, Johann Heermann and Paul Gerhardt, hymnwriters, who all worked in 17th century Germany in times of war and plague, and who our church commemorates on this day. Inspire all who offer their gifts of music in glorifying God.

For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.