Please pray for…
Deacon Larry Christensen and family at the death of his wife, Linda.
Rev. Bob Boudewyns and family at the death of his wife, Janice.
Rev. Mike Schmidt and his family at the death of his mother, Bette Schmidt.
Rev. Gene Hanson who has entered hospice care.
Prayers for August
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 the spirit of Jesus’ feeding 5,000 people, pray for generous responses to ELCA World Hunger’s Global Farm Challenge, a year-long, youth-driven fundraising challenge to support the agriculture-related programs of ELCA World Hunger, our church’s ministry to end hunger and poverty.
Jesus’ refusal to turn away hungry crowds reminds us that gospel-centered, faith-driven compassion and responses are not easily dissuaded by daunting problems or large-scale situations that might otherwise discourage our engagement. Pray for the Spirit to stir in us empathy, determination and an awareness of the assets around us that we can put to use in serving our neighbor.
Give thanks for the gifts of God’s grace, love and restored hope we experience in Holy Communion and for the promise that Jesus Christ is present in the word, bread and wine through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Give praise and thanks to God for the gift of Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Man, in whom we have new life, salvation, and hope.
For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.