Prayers for June
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.
Pray that travelers, vacationers and students on break will be renewed in their faith, life, work and relationships through experiences of sabbath, rest and play this summer.
We pray the Holy Spirit will equip and inspire us to live lives that can’t be ignored or go unnoticed, lives that cause people to ask who we are, what motivates us and how they too can share in our faith, joy and hope – not for our own recognition, gratification or legacy, but for God’s glory.
Ask God to help us be attentive and receptive when we listen to parables, stories, metaphors and artistic expressions that catch us off guard, break through our assumptions, connect faith to daily life and deepen our understanding of God’s truth and wisdom.
Pray for young people of color and those whose primary language is other than English who are gathered for the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event in Houston to celebrate their uniqueness, immerse themselves in Scripture, serve in the community, learn from teachers and elders, spread joy in fellowship and praise God who makes us one in the body of Christ.
For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.
Please pray for…
Rev. Gene Hanson who has entered hospice care.
Rev. Chaitram Prashad and family on the death of his wife, Cheryl.
Rev. Heidi Williams, health concerns.
Sue Mangels, SWO president, who is hospitalized.