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.
Being a disciple and follower of Jesus is not an easy endeavor. We ask God to strengthen our resolve to follow, no matter the cost, and grant us courageous faith alongside the challenges, doubts and questions we experience.
It is God that seeks us, gathers us in and gives us the gift of new life in Jesus Christ. We give thanks and praise in our prayers for God’s undeserved attentiveness and mercy in our lives.
We ask God, in the midst of our wealth and abundance, to remind us of our neighbors living in poverty, hunger and illness and to not turn from their needs but to love, serve and respect them as our brothers and sisters in Christ, created in God’s image.
We remember in our prayers grandparents who surround their grandchildren with love, care, attention, and words and actions that witness to God’s gift of love through Jesus Christ.
We also pray for…
Pastor Fayonne Tooman who’s spouse Marvin died recently.
Lorraine Jordan, Administrative Assistant to the Bishop, who is undergoing treatment for cancer.
For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.