Prayers for February
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.
Pray that our lives and the work of our church be bright, clear witnesses of faith that all may know the good news of Jesus Christ and give glory to God.
We ask God to remove any hesitations, stubbornness or pride we may have that prevent us from approaching people with whom we have conflict, differences or grudges, or who have wounded us and that we will take initiative to seek reconciliation, forgiveness and healing.
Pray to have boldness and courage of faith and compassion taught by Jesus, that we may live and act far beyond the constraints and expectations for justice, love and mercy taught by society.
Give thanks to God for revealing to us Jesus Christ as Son of God and Son of Man, our Lord and Savior, the promised Messiah, our salvation and light. Pray we not keep the good news to ourselves or become arrogant as Christians but willingly respond to God’s sending us into the world to share the gospel.
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For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.