Please pray for…
For Pastor Gemechisa Mosa and his family, who’s a father was killed in unrest in Ethiopia.
For the people of Calvary Lutheran Church, Buffalo, who experienced a break-in and vandalism of their church building.
For Deacon Jodi Schuman and her family on the death of her mother.
For the Pastor Gloria Dovre and family on the death of her mother.
For Deacon Terese TouVelle and family on the death of her father.
Prayers for November
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.
Ask God to help us be fearless and radical in our love and service, following the example of Jesus by demonstrating love, respect, empathy, mercy and active concern for all, especially for people suffering poverty, hunger and illness, those forgotten and neglected, and our enemies.
Give thanks that when we confess our sins, the good we have failed to do and our misbehaviors to God, we are met with mercy and forgiveness.
Ask the Holy Spirit to guide and shape our lives so that we might exemplify how to live and work together, care for one another, exercise generosity and tirelessly do what is right and just for the sake of our neighbor.
While we profess our faith in Jesus Christ, we sometimes puzzle over who Jesus is and over his resurrection. Pray that our wisdom and faith will grow and mature as, together with our sisters and brothers in Christ, we pray, study, converse and give ourselves over to the Spirit’s inspiration.
For additional prayers please visit the ELCA Prayer Center.