• PRAYER AT CHRIST THE KING JANUARY 2020

  • PRAYER AT CHRIST THE KING

    OUR CHURCH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

    Please pray for

    MEDICAL / SURGICAL NEEDS

    Marla Keeling

    Dee Smith

    Jan Gardner
    Donna Babcock
    Bonnie Schultz

    John Roberson

    Kendall Reed

    Art Hubbell

    CANCER TREATMENTS

    Craig Cahill

    Donna Brooks
    Bob Tegland


    FRIENDS & RELATIONS

    Bob & Sally Gogolin

    Joan Regener

    Joe Segedi

    LD Buchanan


    PASTORS AND CHURCHES
    Pastor Dave McCloskey - Parkinson’s disease

     

  • From the Christ the King worship services at 8:15 and 10:45 am

    PRAYERS DURING WORSHIP

  • PRAYERS FOR SUNDAYS - January, 2020

    From the website of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

    https://www.lcms.org/worship/three-year-series-prayers

    OFFERING PRAYER

    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.

    PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH

    Prayer of the Church

    Third Sunday after the Epiphany - 26 January 2020

     

    That the light of Christ may continue to shine among us through the joyful preaching of the Gospel, and that His light may shine where the darkness of unbelief still holds people captive to sin and its death, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

     

    That the nations may enjoy peace; that we may know the gift of good and faithful leaders in our land; and that justice may be served in every place, for the good of every people and for the protection of the unborn and the weak, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

     

    That the Lord may give healing, comfort and peace to the sick in their afflictions, to the troubled in mind, to the grieving in their loss, and to the dying [especially ___________]. And that they may know the comfort of His presence and be sustained in every trial, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

     

    That the lonely may find welcome and consolation within the fellowship of God’s people, and that those who sorrow may not despair but find hope in Christ, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

     

    That those who come to the table of the Lord may come in faith and repentance, and by this communion of Christ’s body and blood be strengthened in faith and equipped for the good works that show forth their faith in the world, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

     

    Everlasting Father, You are the source of all life, and every good gift comes from You. Help us to honor Your gift of life, from conception to its natural end. Help us to guard those most in danger and to resist the forces that would cheapen life or rob it of the dignity You have placed upon it by giving Your only Son to redeem us, lost and condemned sinners. Hear us, we pray, on behalf of Him who gave His life for us, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

     

    Prayer of the Church

    Third Sunday after the Epiphany - 26 January 2020

     

    That the light of Christ may continue to shine among us through the joyful preaching of the Gospel, and that His light may shine where the darkness of unbelief still holds people captive to sin and its death, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

     

    That the nations may enjoy peace; that we may know the gift of good and faithful leaders in our land; and that justice may be served in every place, for the good of every people and for the protection of the unborn and the weak, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

     

    That the Lord may give healing, comfort and peace to the sick in their afflictions, to the troubled in mind, to the grieving in their loss, and to the dying [especially ___________]. And that they may know the comfort of His presence and be sustained in every trial, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

     

    That the lonely may find welcome and consolation within the fellowship of God’s people, and that those who sorrow may not despair but find hope in Christ, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

     

    That those who come to the table of the Lord may come in faith and repentance, and by this communion of Christ’s body and blood be strengthened in faith and equipped for the good works that show forth their faith in the world, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

     

    Everlasting Father, You are the source of all life, and every good gift comes from You. Help us to honor Your gift of life, from conception to its natural end. Help us to guard those most in danger and to resist the forces that would cheapen life or rob it of the dignity You have placed upon it by giving Your only Son to redeem us, lost and condemned sinners. Hear us, we pray, on behalf of Him who gave His life for us, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

     

    Prayer of the Church

    The Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord

    2 February 2020

     

    When sin had claimed us and we were lost to You, You sent Your own Son to share our flesh and redeem us by His blood. Bless us, Father, with hearts to hear Your Word and believe in Him whom You have sent, that we may be brothers and sisters of Christ by faith. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    When age threatened to dim the hopes of faithful Simeon and Anna, You opened their eyes to see Jesus. Bless us, Father, that our hearts and minds may be full of the revelation of Your Son and of the joy of His coming. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    When sin stained Your creation and threatened the goodness of all You had made, You made us clean by the blood of Christ and restored goodness and holiness to all things. Bless us, Father, that we may keep holy and pure the good things You have made, fulfill our vocation as stewards of creation, and do the good works for which we were created. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    When sickness, sorrow and struggle afflict Your people, You bring healing, strength and peace. Bless us, Father, and all who seek Your aid in illness, Your comfort in loss and Your peace in the hour of death [especially ___________]. And give us a grateful heart, that we may not forget Your mercy or give into the temptation to despair. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    When we are anxious because of the uncertainties of this mortal life, You comfort us with the Holy Supper that is the foretaste of the eternal feast to come. Bless us, Father, that we may commune today with faith, joyfully confessing Christ’s body in this bread and His blood in this cup, and joyfully receiving this Sacrament for the forgiveness of our sins. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    When tempted, remind us that our Lord came in our flesh, grew from infancy into manhood, and suffered temptation so that we may be helped in trouble, comforted in life and death, and pray to You with confidence that You will supply all that we need; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

     

    Prayer of the Church

    Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

    9 February 2020

     

    Give counsel and aid, O Lord, for Your people cry to You in weakness and in need. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Give to those who suffer for the sake of Your name and to those threatened with martyrdom the courage of Your good Spirit and the strength to be steadfast in the hour of trial. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Give to the missionary and church planter Your blessing and aid, that their work may bear fruit and many may come to know Jesus through their preaching, teaching and service. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Give Your blessing to the home, to husbands and wives, to the children in their care, and to the extended family. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Give healing to the sick, relief to the suffering, comfort to the grieving, and peace to the dying [especially ___________]. According to Your will, deliver them from their afflictions, sustain them in their struggles, and give them patience in their adversities. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Give to Your people a grateful heart, that we may honor You with the firstfruits of our labors, bring You the tithes and offerings of our hands, and use wisely all that You entrust into our care. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Give to Your people a joyous remembrance of the saints, that we may be encouraged in life and in death by Your blessing and care and their faithfulness, until that day when we shall stand together with them before Your presence on high. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    All these things we pray, O Lord, in confidence of Your mercy. Supply us with all things needed and beneficial to us and to our faith, and keep from us all things harmful, that we may rest our fears in You and be granted a clear conscience and peace; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
     

    Prayer of the Church

    Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

    16 February 2020

     

    Gracious God, give to us church workers who will serve us in Your name according to their gifts and Your purpose. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Holy Lord, grant to Your people faith in Christ, our Savior, and the desire to keep Your commandments, loving You above all things and loving our neighbor as Your Son has loved us. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Mighty Lord, guide and direct those whom we have elected to serve us on all levels of government. Protect those who defend us against our enemies, and bless the emergency personnel who come to our aid in times of disaster and need. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Merciful Lord, help us to remember those who suffer any want or need, especially the homeless, victims of abuse, the widowed, the orphaned and the unemployed, and help us to aid them with the manifold resources You have supplied. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Healing Lord, deliver the sick in mind or body from their ills according to Your mercy, comfort those who sorrow, and have mercy on those to whom death draws near [especially ___________]. Grant them the full measure of Your consolation and love, whether in healing of their affliction, strength to endure under trial, or the perfect healing of the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Generous Lord, give us grace so that we may share Your blessing with those in need, supply the resources to enable Your Church to do Your bidding, and support the mission endeavors of Your Church both near and far. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Almighty and everlasting God, You know before we pray the needs of Your people. Hear our prayers, for we trust in You to grant to us all things needful for this body and life and to bring us to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
    Prayer of the Church

    The Transfiguration of Our Lord

    23 February 2020

     

    Almighty God, on the Mount of Transfiguration You revealed Your Son to be the holy One who kept the Law You gave to Moses and fulfilled to Elijah and all the prophets the promise of a Savior. Grant to Your Church the grace to receive Your Son with faith, to rejoice in the revelation of Your saving glory in Him, and to live by the light of His Word and the food of His table all our days. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Almighty God, give to all those in any affliction the comfort of Your presence and grace for their every need. Especially do we pray for ___________ and those we name in our hearts, that they may have strength, patience and peace to bear up in the burdens of this life. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Almighty God, with many resources You have blessed us, but we pray You to teach our hearts to know contentment and peace in all the blessings You have supplied. Make us generous, that what we have received we may share with those in need and give to Your Church as the tithes and offerings of a grateful heart and a confident faith. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Almighty God, until that day dawns and Christ, the Morning Star, arises with the light of the eternal day, keep us from being distracted by temptation or deceived by error. Guard the truth You have planted in our hearts, that when Christ comes in His glory, we may be found holy and blameless and enter into His presence with all the saints of old. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    All these things we pray, O Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ, through whom You have made known to us the mystery of Your saving glory. In Christ, with Christ and through Christ, be all glory, honor, worship and praise to You, Holy Father, with the Holy Spirit evermore. Amen.

     

  • PRAYING FOR OTHERS


    The SELC District

    of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

    Click the logo for a link

    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

     

    CIRCUIT VISITORS

    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

    The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

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    Please pray for . . . 

     

    Follow this link to the prayer calendar on the Missouri Synod's website

     

  • 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

    Gracious God,

     

    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

    Almighty God,

     

    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

    Almighty God,

     

    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)