We're Praying for...
• The family and friends of The Rev. John Silber Damm, who died in Christ on Saturday, May 4
• Our work toward shaping a more inclusive church that welcomes and affirms all of God's people, specifically our LGBTQIA+ brothers, sisters, and siblings
• The asylum seekers who are waiting to be processed at our southern border
• Refugees and immigrants, and those who come to their aid
• Those affected by violence in their schools, workplaces, and homes
• The unity of this church and its mission
• MNYS congregations, partners, and leaders
• Peace in our world
• Peace in our nation
• The care of God's Creation
• ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission, Gracia Luoma-Overstreet and Elizabeth Roderick , serving in Argentina and Uruguay
• ELCA missionaries The Rev. Eric and The Rev. Wendolyn Trozzo, Theological education, serving in Malaysia; and Hailey Brenden, Communications, serving in Nepal
• MNYS missionary Melanie Nelson, and her husband David Kingery, serving in Bukoba, Tanzania
• Interim Bishop Donald J. McCoid, the staff, and the people of the Metropolitan New York Synod
Do you have a prayer request? Let us know.
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.
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