Please pray for…

Pastor Dirk Stadtlander and family at the death of his father

For Pastor Judy Heinrich and family on the death of her mother.

For Pastor Gemechisa Mosa and his family, who’s a father was killed in unrest in Ethiopia.

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 1 -First Sunday of Advent
 Lift up prayers of thanks and praise for this season of anticipation, remembrance, and celebration of Jesus Christ — God’s awesome gift of love and redemption for all humanity

December 8
When you see an Advent wreath, reflect on the circle of evergreen branches and give thanks for the gift of eternal life we have in Jesus Christ — the promised Messiah, born for the sake of the world.

December 15
Give thanks for being reminded and reassured — through the word of God, the sacraments and the witness of one another — that Jesus is the promised Messiah, our savior, teacher, life and hope.

December 22
In the story of Mary, Joseph and the humble birth of Jesus, we sense God’s love for humanity and God’s understanding of the diverse contexts in which we live. Praise God for loving us as we are and for reaching into the world in ways that we can relate to, understand and embrace.

December 29
Reflect on Mary and Joseph fleeing one country for another with the baby Jesus; lift up in prayer all people who suffer injustice and persecution and have become refugees and immigrants seeking safety and acceptance.

For additional prayers please visit the  ELCA Prayer Center