O God of life, you are older than time. You have seen generations who have died through sacrifice, war, courage and folly. You have comforted generations who mourned and grieved and sang solemn songs and laid flowers on graves. Gather us in your embrace and cradle us with your compassion. As we remember those who have died in past wars and conflicts, help us to remember that you were there when the mountains were formed. You were there to sooth our grief and breathe hope into the hopeless. You are with us still. We give you thanks for life in Jesus and pray that your lives may be reflections of his love. Amen.Read More
Read the situation report and be a part of the response:
Pray: Please pray for the people who have been affected by wildfires in California.
Give: Gifts to “U.S. Wildfires” will be used to assist those affected by the wildfires until the response is complete.
With great joy, we pray for the marriage of Bishop Deborah Hutterer and Reverend Alan Field. As they enter into a new adventure and gift of love, we turn to God with thanks and praise.Read More
We pray for Pastor Adele Stiles Resmer, music director James Asmus, and all the people of New Journey Lutheran Church in Fountain Hills, Arizona, as they model Jesus’ radical hospitality by welcoming and affirming all people regardless of age, sex, race, ability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.Read More
We pray for Pastor Doug and Diane Heskin as they grieve the death of their son, Rev. Erik Heskin.Read More
We pray for Synod Council Member Janet Santiago and her husband Ed Santiago as they deal with his recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease.Read More
Read Lutheran Disaster Response’s update on this situation, the worst weather-related disaster ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere. Please pray for the communities who are impacted by Cyclones Idai and Kenneth. May God’s healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need. Pray that God will comfort those who mourn the loss of loved ones and strength to those who are delivering aid and rescue.Read More
Through our prayers, we lift up Tanque Verde Lutheran Church in Tucson, Arizona. We pray for Pastors Josh Auchenbach and Stephen Hilding, and the support staff: Aviry Christy, Director of Family Ministry; Lars Andersen, Organist; Alexis Burrows, Worship Leader; Daniel Ford, Custodian; Debbie Irby, Director of Preschool & Kindergarten; Brenda Jordan, Bookkeeper; Veanne Lupia, Parish Administrator; Sherri McClellan, Worship Leader; Joe Paugh, Business & Facilities Manager; Danielle Rowland, Nursery Supervisor; Vivian Wilsdon, Handbells; and Jennifer Wortman, Choir Director.Read More
These petitions are offered as guides to prayer for the global, social and outreach ministries of the ELCA, as well as for the needs and circumstances of our neighbors, communities and world. Thank you for your continued prayers for the life and mission of this church. Download a Word doc, or PDF for letter size printout or legal size printout, or read on the GCS news blog.Read More
Prayers for retired Pastor Phil Petrasek, his wife Linda and their family as he suffers with failing health and a move to hospice care.Read More
We uplift in prayer Peace Lutheran Church in Peoria, Arizona, as they share Christ with the world and grow disciples for Jesus. We pray for Pastor Al Cassel and the admin staff of Peace: Lesley Moosman, Parish Administration; Michelle Stadler, Secretary/Receptionist; Randy Vossler, Facilities Manager; Rita Mae Schaefer, Office Manager; and Sue Behrens, Bookkeeper.Read More
The Lutheran Campus Ministry Board at the University of Arizona is pleased and happy to announce that the Grand Canyon Synod has called the Rev. Rebecca Boardman as the new Campus Pastor at the U of A. Rebecca will be relocating to Tucson in early June and plans to join us at the synod assembly. Please keep Pastor Rebecca and the LCM at U of A in your prayers as we continue the transition into this new era of ministry.Read More
We uplift the congregation of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chandler, Arizona, as they welcome all to worship, grow and serve. We pray for the Holy Trinity staff: Pastor Christine Stoxen; Charles Zoll, Music Director; Judi Carle, Office Manager; Luis Ochoa, youth ministry; and Caring Ministries Pastor Bernie Carl.Read More