Churchwide Assembly Prayer: Make Us New

Loving God, through holy baptism you continue to make us new and gather us together across all human divisions reconciling us to yourself in one body through the cross. Strengthen us by your presence, that our thoughts and actions may be rooted and grounded in your love for us. Direct the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by your reconciling love, as this church prepares to gather in assembly.

As the ELCA enters its final weeks before Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee on August 5-10, 2019, we offer a prayer petition that congregations might consider using within their prayers.