Prayers for October

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.

October 4

For the blessings of creation and God’s love for every human being, we give daily thanks and praise to God.

October 11

It is not by living good lives that we inherit eternal life, but only by God’s love and mercy through Jesus Christ. We pray this good news fills us with joy and the desire to serve others with love and mercy

October 18

Our understanding of power and authority is turned upside down by Jesus. We ask God to teach us humility and sacrifice, and open our hearts to lives of service in the world.

October 25

Reformation Sunday We give thanks for the faith and wisdom of Martin Luther and pray that we continue to learn and grow as the body of Christ – the church.


We also pray for…

The family on Rev. Richard Trost as they grieve his passing.

Lorraine Jordan, Administrative Assistant to the Bishop, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. 


For additional prayers please visit the  ELCA Prayer Center.