Prayers for December 
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.

December 3
First Sunday of Advent Pray to be alert in faith and life in grateful response for the gift of Jesus Christ breaking into the darkness of the world with love and mercy and for the promised return of our Lord.

December 10
Give thanks daily for our baptism into the body of Christ that prepares, renews and moves us to be faithful, compelling messengers of the good news.

December 17
Just as John the Baptist was tireless in testifying to the one true light of Jesus, pray we too will be bold witnesses in today’s world busied with sharing the good news and inviting people to believe and be baptized into the body of Christ for lives of faith, service and witness.

December 24
As we remember and retell the story of the world anticipating the promised birth of Jesus, the true Messiah, pray we not take for granted the gifts we long for and have received in the son of God, our savior – forgiveness, hope and redemption.

December 31
Everywhere we turn and look we see the wondrous, amazing creative hand of God. Praise the Lord, and give thanks!

We also pray for…

  • The family of Rev. Gene Schipper as they mourn his death.
  • Rev. Julie Higgs and family as they mourn the death of her mother.

For additional prayers please visit the  ELCA Prayer Center.