PRAYER AT CHRIST THE KING AUGUST 2019
PRAYER AT CHRIST THE KING
OUR CHURCH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Please pray for
MEDICAL / SURGICAL NEEDS
FRIENDS & RELATIONS
Bob & Sally Gogolin
PASTORS AND CHURCHES
Pastor Dave McCloskey - Parkinson’s disease
Calvary Lutheran Church (Parma, OH) - awaiting the installation of new pastor Rev Joel Dietrichs
PRAYERS FOR SUNDAY - August 18, 2019
From the website of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Great God, keep us faithful
as we wait for the return of your Son as king.
Help us not to get so caught up in the concerns of this life
that we forget about the things that really matter.
Keep us trusting in you, watching and praying,
and loving one another and all people.
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
Prayer of the Church
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost - 18 August 2019
For the Word of the Lord to be preached freely and faithfully, for sinners to be warned and urged to repentance, and for penitent ones to rejoice in the grace of forgiveness, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For this congregation and our life together around the Word and table of the Lord, for the work of God that goes forth from this place, and for the Lord to bless and prosper all things according to His will, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the Lord to strengthen all families and bless the children entrusted to their care; for those widowed and orphaned, that they may be protected and cared for; and for the aged and infirm, that we may surround them with God’s love, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For peace in the world, for our nation and good government, for wise and faithful leaders, for those who protect our liberty in the armed forces, and for those who judge our laws and guard the rule of law among us, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For those who have wandered from the faith, for those who have been absent from the Lord’s house, for those whom we have hurt or wounded in word or deed, and for the reconciliation of all by the forgiveness of Christ, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the sick, [especially _____________,] that God would grant healing to their bodies, strength to the weak, endurance to bear up under trial, patience to await His deliverance and peace at the last, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
O gracious Lord, because we have known Your love in Christ and because You have promised to hear and give answer to the prayers of Your people, we trust that You will supply all that is needed to all those for whom we have prayed and that You will guard Your Church against all her enemies until the day when You will deliver us into Your presence forevermore; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
PRAYING FOR OTHERS
The SELC District
of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
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Please Pray for
SELC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Rev. Waldemar "Wally" Vinovskis, Concordia, Macungie PA
1st Vice President: Rev. Wally Arp, St. Luke, Oviedo FL
2nd Vice President: Rev. Chris Cahill, Christ the King, Lodi OH
3rd Vice President: Rev. Luke Jacob, Pentecost, Racine IL
Secretary: Rev. John Telloni, St. John, Massillon OH
Treasurer: Mr. Robert Lange, Zion, Norridge IL
Financial Secretary: Mr. Larry Schultz, Concordia, Macungie PA
BOD Pastoral Rep: Rev. Andy Dzurovcik, EM, Zion, Clark NJ
BOD Pastoral Rep-Mission Focus: Rev. John Henry, St. Paul, Whiting IL
BOD Lay Rep: Mrs. Milly Kwiatkowski, Holy Trinity, Parma OH
BOD Lay Rep-Mission Focus: Mr. Matt Berent, Ss. Peter and Paul, Sharon PA
LUTHERAN HAVEN BOARD OF TRUSTEES, OVIEDO FL
Circuit Pastoral Representatives
Rev. Daniel Berteau, Redeemer, Manchester NJ—Eastern Circuit
Rev. George Hansell, Grace, Lakewood OH —Central Circuit
Rev. John Gutz, Streator IL —Western Circuit
Rev. Wally Arp, St. Luke, Oviedo FL -- Southern Circuit
District Layperson Representative
Mrs. Ardyne Kirn, Resurrection, Crown Point IN
Eastern—Rev. James Douthwaite, St. Athanasius, Vienna VA
Central—Rev. Curtis Stephens, ST. Matthew's, Norton OH
Western—Rev. Carl Krueger, EM, St. John's, Cudahy WI
Southern—Rev. Brian Roberts, St. Luke, Oviedo FL
PRAYERS FOR ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE
Numbers in parentheses indicate prayers indexed in the Lutheran Service Builder software of Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission.
For those serving in law enforcement
Lord God of hosts,
Stretch forth Your almighty arm to strengthen and protect those who serve in all branches of law enforcement in our country. Support them in times of danger, and in times of peace keep them from all evil, giving them courage and loyalty. Grant that in all things they may serve with integrity and with honor; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. (233)
For those struggling with addictions, including tobacco
You are the strength of all who put their trust in You. We pray for everyone who is enslaved by any kind of addiction. Deliver them from all that would hold them captive that by Your grace they may walk in the newness of life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
For victims of Human Trafficking
You sent Your Son Jesus to free us from slavery to sin, death, and Satan; and yet in our world there are many people who keep others in slavery to their own evil desires. We pray that through Your holy people You would break these chains of slavery as well, so that the freedom You have won for all of us on the cross may have its image in freedom from human bondage throughout the world; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For the Church
For the Church
we give You thanks for the gift of Your Church, purchased by the blood of Jesus. We praise You for joining us to the body of Christ through Baptism and granting us a new life of faith in Him. You have turned us from idols to serve You, the living and true God. Grant us grace to wait for Jesus’ return amidst the scoffing and unbelief of the world, and through Him deliver us from the wrath that is to come. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
For those outside the Church
Almighty and everlasting God.
You desire not the death of a sinner but that all would repent and live. Hear our prayers for those outside the Church. Take away their iniquity, and turn them from their false gods to You, the living and true God. Gather them into Your holy Church to the glory of Your name; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. (106)
For Our Country
For Good government
Eternal Lord, ruler of all,
graciously regard those who have been set in positions of authority among us that, guided by Your Spirit, they may be high in purpose, wise in counsel, firm in good resolution, and unwavering in duty, that under them we may be governed quietly and peaceably; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. (223)
For the armed forces of our nation
Lord God of hosts,
stretch forth Your almighty arm to strengthen and protect those who serve in the armed forces of our country. Support them in times of war, and in times of peace keep them from all evil, giving them courage and loyalty. Grant that in all things they may serve with integrity and with honor; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. (233)
For those who minister to the armed forces
O Lord, almighty God,
as You have always granted special gifts of the Holy Spirit to Your Church on earth, grant Your continual blessing to all who minister in Your name in the armed forces, that by Your gracious working they may honor Christ and advance the good of those committed to their care; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. (126)
For our enemies
Almighty, everlasting God,
through Your only Son, our blessed Lord, You commanded us to love our enemies, to do good to those who hate us, and to pray for those who persecute us. Therefore, we earnestly implore You that by Your gracious working our enemies may be led to true repentance, may have the same love toward us as we have toward them, and may be of one accord and of one mind and heart with us and with Your whole Church; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. (110)
For peace in the world
Heavenly Father, God of all concord,
it is Your gracious will that Your children on earth live together in harmony and peace. Defeat the plans of all those who would stir up violence and strife, destroy the weapons of those who delight in war and bloodshed, and, according to Your will, end all conflicts in the world. Teach us to examine our hearts that we may recognize our own inclination toward envy, malice, hatred, and enmity. Help us, by Your Word and Spirit, to search our hearts and to root out the evil that would lead to strife and discord, so that in our lives we may be at peace with all people. Fill us with zeal for the work of Your Church and the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which alone can bring that peace which is beyond all understanding; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. (229)
In Times of Anxiety and Fear
Anxiety, apprehension, fear
O most loving Father,
You want us to give thanks for all things, to fear nothing except losing You, and to lay all our cares on You, knowing that You care for us. Strengthen our faith in You. Grant that the fears and anxieties of this mortal life may not separate us from Your love shown to us in Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. (787)
Time of disaster
Almighty God, merciful Father,
Your thoughts are not our thoughts, Your ways are not our ways. In times of disaster, we implore You, let not the hearts of Your people despair nor our faith fail us, but sustain and comfort us. Direct all efforts to attend the injured, console the bereaved, and protect the helpless. Bring hope and healing that we may find relief and restoration; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. (292)
During an epidemic
Almighty God, Heavenly Father,
give us grace to trust You during this time of illness and distress. In mercy put an end to the epidemic that afflicts us. Grant relief to those who suffer, and comfort those who mourn. Sustain all medical personnel in their labors, and cause Your people ever to serve You in righteousness and holiness; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. (291)
For the sick
Heavenly Father, ruler of all things,
Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, healed all manner of infirmities and cured all manner of diseases. Mercifully help Your servant [name] in body and soul and, if it be Your will, free [him/her] from [his/her] sickness that, restored to health, [he/she] may with a thankful heart bless Your holy name; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. (257)
For those who care for others
Most merciful Father,
You have committed to our love and care our fellow human beings and their necessities. Graciously be with and prosper all those who serve the sick and those in need. Let their service be abundantly blessed as they bring relief to the suffering, comfort to the sorrowing, and peace to the dying. Grant them the knowledge that inasmuch as they do it unto the least of the Master's brethren, they do it unto Him; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. (215)
For those who are lonely
Almighty God, merciful Father,
by Word and Sacrament You have created Your Church in this world to be a godly communion and a caring family. Grant Your blessing to those who dwell in loneliness, especially the loneliness that is brought about by domestic violence and abuse, that they may find a place of healthful solace and pleasant fellowship among people faithful to You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. (282)
In times of affliction and distress
Almighty God, merciful Father,
the consolation of the sorrowful and the strength of the weak, may the prayers of those who in any tribulation or distress cry to You graciously come before You, so that in every situation they may recognize and receive Your gracious help, comfort, and peace; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. (280)