Metropolitan New York Synod Vocation and Formation

Faith Resources

We're Praying...
  • For Mexico, and all those affected by the earthquake
  • For Puerto Rico and all those affected by Hurricane Maria
  • For peace in our world
  • For our nation and those who govern
  • For refugees and those who come to their aid
  • For those affected by violence in their schools, workplaces, and homes
  • For our partners in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land as they live amidst the continued Israeli-Palestinian conflict 
  • For the care of God's creation    
  • For the unity of this church and its mission
  • For MNYS congregations, partners, and leaders
  • For ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission; we remember in our prayers and support these servants of Christ working alongside companion churches proclaiming the gospel, raising up leaders, caring for people in need and developing new ways of being church together.
  • For ELCA missionaries serving with our global church companions in Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Scotland, and ask God to move us to support and encourage their work in sharing the good news of the gospel, caring for the needs of the human community and equipping leaders.
  • For ELCA missionaries serving with our global church companions in Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Costa Rica and Jamaica. Pray their ministries will be blessed as they work alongside companion churches and institutions sharing the gospel, training leaders, strengthening and growing the church, and serving the needs of communities.
  • For Bishop Richard Hoyme, the staff and people of the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin
  • For Bishop Katherine Finegan, the staff and people of the Northern Great Lakes Synod
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Prayer Calendar

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November 2017

We envision a synod where everyone in every congregation is praying for every other congregation, one day at a time…asking that the Holy Spirit enter their hearts so that they may be moved to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

Our prayer calendar serves to encourage our many prayer partners to hold a congregation of the synod in prayer every single day of the year. In this way, each of our congregations will have been prayed for at least once in 365 days. The prayer calendar is widely shared throughout the synod. Many congregations print the prayer calendar in their Sunday bulletins week by week. During the intercessory prayers at worship on Sunday mornings, congregations and pastors are added to the petitions.

Each worshiping community, then, becomes intentional about lifting up all the brothers and sisters in Christ, no matter how far their worship spaces may be from the praying community.