Prayers for April
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.
April 1 (Easter Sunday)
Easter Day Christ is risen! We rejoice and ask God’s Spirit to live in us and dispel our doubts, hesitations, and fears and fill us with faith and amazement over God’s miraculous, unconstrained love for us.
We produce more than enough food in the world to feed everyone, yet 815 million people still go hungry. Thank God for the work of providing relief and ending hunger that ELCA World Hunger is doing through ELCA congregations, global companion churches, The Lutheran World Federation and other partners like Bread for the World, Church World Service, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and Lutheran World Relief.
We ask God to open our minds to Scripture and God’s promises and ways, that our light will shine brightly in the world – in what we say, do and wrestle with together – as wise yet humble witnesses to the life-giving good news of Jesus Christ.
Earth Day Sunday Praise God for the gift of creation in all its beauty and wonder; thank God for sustaining life through Earth’s abundant resources given to us and entrusted to our care, stewardship and sharing justly.
Pray we live in Christ as Christ lives in us, that our words, actions and endeavors bear abundant fruit wherever people are most in need of good news, hope and healing in our relationships, congregations, communities and world.
Rev. Ed Brown and family upon the death of his wife Marilyn.
Rev. Paul Axness who is hospitalized.
For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.