Posts in Prayers
Churchwide Assembly Prayer: As We Gather for Assembly

Let us pray for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and its members who gather this week in its Churchwide Assembly. Inspire the celebration of God’s varied works throughout the church. Instill your peace in the midst of the work you have called us to and the deliberations that will take place. Shape the work of the church according to your will for the whole world.

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8/3 Prayer: Farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers

Lift up in prayer farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers who have been adversely impacted by this year’s heavy rains, persistent flooding and, in some regions, heat and drought. Pray that they will find the support and assistance they need, be able to maintain their livelihoods, and be encouraged by our gratitude and awareness of how their work helps sustain and feed the world.

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8/2 Prayer: Successful completion of the Campaign for the ELCA

June 30 marked the successful completion of Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA. Give thanks to God for the generosity of ELCA members and congregations, which makes a difference in the lives of people around the world; pray that we continue to grow and support ministries that serve our neighbor, share the gospel, equip leaders and grow the church.

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We pray for All Saints Lutheran, Phoenix

We uplift in prayer All Saints Lutheran Church in Phoenix as they bring people the good news of God’s love in Jesus Christ. We pray for the congregation and leadership and staff: Pastor Dan Hoeger; Director of Worship and Music  Jerry Gunderson; Director of Children and Youth Education Joe Schwartz; Website Administrator Tammy Follensbee; Pastor for Intergenerational Ministry Kristin Rice; Director of Senior Ministries Maritta Fink; Director of Children’s Music Betty Erickson; Grief Support, Carole Becker; Parish Administrator Shari Clark; Publications Administrator Christy Wirsig; Worship and Adult Education Coordinator Donald Wade. We pray for their church council: Jerry Hugo, Council President; Ben Blixt, Vice President; Karen Rasmussen, Treasurer; Nance Wabshaw, Secretary; Courtney Krueger, Recording Secretary; Kristin Boorse, Dave Cech, Lenore Little , Jon Nelson, Bob Richardson, and Johnny Edwards, Youth Representative.

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Churchwide Assembly Prayer: As We Travel to Assembly

O God, our beginning and our end, you kept Abraham and Sarah in safety throughout the days of their pilgrimage, you led the children of Israel through the midst of the sea, and by a start you led the magi to the infant Jesus. Protect and guide us now as we set out to travel. Make the ways safe and the homecomings joyful for those traveling to the Churchwide Assembly and bring us all at last to our heavenly home, where you dwell in glory with our Lord Jesus Christ and the life-giving Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

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GCS reps head to Churchwide Assembly

Please remember in prayer the voting members of the Grand Canyon Synod as they gather in Milwaukee: Veronica Alvarez, Roger Bailey, Pastor David Brandfass, Paul Gryniewicz, Bishop Deborah Hutterer, Norman Johnson, Erin LaHaye, Pastor Chon Pugh, Maria Valenzuela, Renee Waterstradt, and Deacon Janice Zimbelman.

Pray for save travel, and may the Holy Spirit work through them as the assembled discern the future of our church.

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7/31 Prayer: United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 

United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons Human trafficking for forced labor and sexual exploitation is a global issue affecting every nation. Women and girls account for almost three-quarters of all trafficking victims. Pray that the ELCA, our congregations and communities continue to work to end human trafficking, care for survivors and address root causes of trafficking, such as poverty, hunger and sexism.

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Churchwide Assembly Prayer: Boldly Proclaim the Good News

By your word, eternal God, your creation sprang forth, and we were given the breath of life. By your word, eternal God, death is overcome, Christ is raised from the tomb, and we are given new life in the power of your Spirit. May we boldly proclaim this good news in our words and our deeds, rejoicing always in your powerful presence. Direct the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by your Word, as this church prepares to gather in assembly.

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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.

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