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 4
John the Baptist called people to repentance and a new life – a new beginning – in Jesus Christ. We give thanks to God for the new life and hope we have in Jesus Christ and pray that our lives always reflect and share the light of Christ in the world.

December 11
As people of faith in Jesus Christ, we ask God to make us agents of hope, forgiveness, love and reconciliation that by our witness and actions we might help bridge and heal the deep divisions and discontent that exist in our society today.

December 18
We pray that we remain faithful, committed and receptive to God even in the face of the complexities and mysteries of life, just as Joseph and the pregnant Mary were in preparing to bring Jesus into the world – for the sake of the world.

December 24 Christmas Eve
On this day each year, we remember with hope, fiath and anticipation the promises God has made and fulfilled through the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ, God’s real and present gift of love and forgiveness for the world.

December 25 Christmas Day
Alleluia! We give thanks and praise to God for the good news of great joy given to all people in the birht of Jesus Christ, the son of God – our light and salvation.

We also pray for…

Lois Hoger (Pr. Lou Hoger’s wife) diagnosed with breast cancer.

For additional prayers please visit the  ELCA Prayer Center.