Prayers for December
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 daily life cultural, ethnic and racial differences matter, but they can be seen and celebrated as what God intends them to be – blessings rather than means of oppression and discrimination.
We praise you for your servant John of the Cross, renewer of the church, whom we commemorate on this day. Like John and the saints who walked with him, raise up in our own day teachers and prophets inspired by you, with voices that give strength to this church.
As we light the four candles for Advent, open our eyes to see Christ’s presence among us.
On this day we remember the Holy Innocents, martyrs, and the slaughter of innocent children in Bethlehem by order of King Herod. Guide all those who lead to do so in justice and love.
We also pray for….
Lorraine Jordan, death of her father-in-law
Gaylor Nelson, health concerns
For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.