Please pray for…

For synod vice-president Sara Hegg-Dunne and family on the death of her brother.

For Pastor Wade Reddy and family on the death of his father Floyd.

Prayers for May

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.

May 1

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Praise God for Asian and Pacific Islander members, congregations and ministries of the ELCA that use God’s gifts of culture, language and heritage to share the good news of Jesus Christ, loving and serving our neighbor in a multicultural world.

May 8

On Mother’s Day, thank God for mothers, stepmothers, foster mothers, expectant mothers, women struggling with parenting, women trying to conceive and women who cannot bear children of their own but serve as loving and caring adults in the lives of children and youth.

May 15

Pray that we will be faithful to Jesus’ commandment to love one another, and pray that we might be recognized as disciples of Christ and communities of faith through our Spirit-inspired acts of love, kindness, service, justice and hospitality.

May 22

Promise to respond to those we encounter who are struggling, homeless, lonely, grieving or ill; ask the Spirit to encourage, equip and guide us when we feel ill-equipped to love and care for our neighbor.

May 29

Ask God to unite us as communities of faith and siblings in Christ, introducing others to what God has done in the world through the life, teachings, suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus.

For additional prayers please visit the  ELCA Prayer Center