We're Praying for...
The Rev. Susan Shelhart and her family, on the loss of Susan’s sister, Kathy Shelhart, who died in Christ on Sunday, September 5th. She is survived by two children, Nina and Michael Sayers, and three siblings, Susan, John, and Mark Shelhart.
Our federal, state, and local governments, in the coordination of an equitable and expeditious distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in our communities
Our first responders, our law enforcement, our essential workers, and their families, as they serve and support our communities in these unprecedented times
Our work toward shaping a more inclusive church that welcomes and affirms all of God's people, specifically our LGBTQIA+ siblings
Our BIPOC/MENA siblings who are experiencing and fighting against racism
Peace and calm
Those who have no one to pray for them
The well-being of asylum-seeker children in detention centers
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
Peace in our world
Peace in this nation
The care of God's Creation
Let Us Pray, TOGETHER!
Where hearts are fearful and constricted, grant courage and hope.
Where anxiety is infectious, grant peace and reassurance.
Where impossibilities close every door and window, grant imagination and resistance.
Where distrust twists our thinking, grant healing and illumination.
Where spirits are daunted and weak, grant soaring wings and strengthened dreams.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
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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