Prayers for July

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.

August 2

As we are sent into the world to do God’s work, we pray that we serve with confidence in God’s work through us and with humility as people who need each other to spread the gospel and accomplish change in the world

August 9

We remember in our prayers that Jesus is the true son of God and the real bread of life, giving us hope and eternal life.

August 16

Jesus Christ gathers us around word and water, wine and bread. We give thanks that being grounded in God’s love and forgiveness equips us to live and serve each day as saints and sinners in the world.

August 23

We confess that understanding, following and proclaiming Jesus is not always easy, and we pray for the Spirit to help us trust in the words of eternal life found only in Jesus.

August 30

We remember in our prayers the diverse traditions, rituals and practices – old and new – of our church and pray that, centered in Christ, they will serve to inspire and energize our faith and daily life.

We also pray for…

Pastor Ron Huber as he recovers from surgery.

Joan Haug on the death of her daughter.

The family on Rev. Ramon Runkel as they grieve his passing.

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

For the recovery of Ann Kleman wife of Pr. Lyle Kleman who suffered serious injuries as the result of a fall. 

Pastor Tom Reuss and family as his daughter-in-law Shannon was recently diagnosed with cancer.

For additional prayers please visit the  ELCA Prayer Center.