We're Praying for...
The Rev. Lauren Kirsh-Carr and her family (including former MNYS Pastor Bill Kirsh-Carr), in her fight against cancer
Our BIPOC siblings who are experiencing and fighting against racism
Our first responders, our essential workers, and their families, as they serve and support our communities in these unprecedented times
Our black and brown siblings who are experiencing and fighting against racism
- Our work toward shaping a more inclusive church that welcomes and affirms all of God's people, specifically our LGBTQIA+ siblings
- Our public health officials and health care professionals caring for the sick and their families
- Our scientists and researchers focused on developing a vaccine
- Our workers and business owners who suffer loss of livelihood due to shut-downs, quarantines, closed borders, and other restrictions
- Those who have been laid off
- Family members and loved ones quarantined in nursing/rehab facilities
- Those tempted to hoard
- Those dealing with funerals in this COVID-19 season
- Pastors who may go unpaid
- Bishops navigating muddy waters
- Peace and calm
- Those who have no one to pray for them
- The well-being of asylum-seeker children in detention centers
- 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
- Peace in our world
- Peace in our nation
- The care of God's Creation
- MNYS congregations, partners, and leaders
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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