Prayers for February
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.
Jesus, tempted repeatedly in the wilderness by the devil, stood strong and did not surrender. Pray for the same strength of faith and conviction to resist the enticements and distractions we face daily, and give thanks for God’s unfailing love, mercy and presence that guides and sustains us in every circumstance.
As Nicodemus approached Jesus under cover of night with his questions, we, too, often come to God when we feel safe and concealed from others with our questions, confessions and thoughts. Thank God for listening t our every prayer and plea, and for friends, people of faith and communities that engender trust and offer refuge when needed.
Jesus did not hesitate to be in conversation with, share the good news with and invite to faith the Samaritan woman at the well – a stranger and outsider. We pray our faith shines brightly everywhere, remembering that God’s Word and the good news of Jesus Christ is a gift intended for all people.
Praise God that there is no sin, illness or difficulty in life that exceeds the ability of Jesus Christ – the one who reveals God’s power and works to us – to forgive, heal or resolve.
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For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.