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.

August 3

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Ever-loving God, quiet our souls before you, speak to us from your word and refresh us with the living bread of life that is Christ, through Jesus, our Savior and Lord.

August 10

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
We thank you, O God, for teachers throughout the world. Give them strength, patience and guidance as many prepare to begin a new school year; in the name of Jesus we pray. 

August 17

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
God of compassion and justice, we lift up those who are unemployed. May they find work and receive just payment for their efforts; in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

August 24

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
O Lord, we thank you for all ELCA missionaries especially those who have retired. They dedicated their lives to working and living with your people throughout the world. We thank you for their commitment, knowledge and faith; in the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

August 31

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Merciful God, fill us when we are empty. Strengthen us when we are weak. Warm us in your love so that we may love our neighbors as ourselves. Help us serve our brothers and sisters worldwide for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.

We also pray for…

Pr. Don Sondrol for health and healing as he recovers from a minor stroke.
Pr. Ron Barnett and his family as they grieve the death of Ron’s brother.