• PRAYER AT CHRIST THE KING MAY - SEPTEMBER 2021

  • PRAYER AT CHRIST THE KING

    OUR CHURCH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

    Please pray for

    Friends who've tested COVID - positive


    Friends with other health issues

    Alexis Barnard, infant daughter of Miranda (Barnard) Cunningham

    Mary Gavin - cancer

    Joanne Segedi - recovering from surgery

    Donna Brooks' sister Dee Smith

    Dave and Joan Regener

    Thom McGlashan

    Donna and Dick Brooks

    Katherine Laughlin
    From Rae Taranowski: niece Karen Benke (cancer)

    From Mary Winkelbauer: Tom (leukemia), Stephanie Minnick (stroke),

    From Sandi Hlad: Daughter-in-law Annette Hlad, Cynthia Samko, Paulette Walker, cousin Tom Hyett, Richard Gibson, Tom Roberts

    From Joanne Segedi: Stacy McFarland (cancer), Jim Joyner (cousin)
    From Betty Olah: Bob Tegland (cancer treatments), niece Nadine
    From the Cahills: Bev's father LD Buchanan, daughter-in-law Sara Cahill (broken arm)

    Health Care workers, First Responders and Public Safety workers of all sorts

    Families in days of anxiety:
    Families, teachers, children, and school staff
    People living in increased fear and frustration because of racial inequality and injustice
    Grownups who are out of work, even temporarily
    Grownups who are reporting for work, afraid
    Children, and people with special needs, who are bewildered and grieving over disrupted routines
    Pregnant women, anxious about their upcoming labor and delivery

     

    Children suffering from complications of Coronavirus

    Government leaders

    Pastors and Churches

  • A Psalm and a Prayer every day

    PSALMS and PRAYERS

  • PSALMS and PRAYERS - September 2021

    From the website of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

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

    PSALMS and PRAYERS

    The Fourteenth Week after Pentecost

    August 29 - September 4, 2021

    A PSALM TO READ EACH DAY THIS WEEK

     

    Monday - Read Psalm 1 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Tuesday - Read Psalm 2 in your Bible or HERE>>


    Wednesday - Read Psalm 3 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Thursday - Read Psalm 4 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Friday - Read Psalm 5 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Saturday - Read Psalm 6 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    PRAYERS PRAYED ON SUNDAY

    Choose one or more to pray each day this week

     

    Almighty God, we ask You to be near us with Your Word and Spirit. Guide and lead us, that we may not stray from the way of Your commandments nor forget the wonderful blessings that You have given to us. Direct us always with Your Word of truth. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Heavenly Father, preserve us from all that would defile us in heart and soul. Create in us a pure heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within us, that we would be holy as You are holy. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    God of all knowledge and wisdom, grant us to know You and Your love. Bless pastors and teachers, parents and grandparents, and all who teach the faith, that the Gospel may continue to spread throughout the world. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Lord, You are the strength of the weak and the refuge of the powerless. Be with Your people who are struggling with doubt and temptation. Grant assurance to the doubtful and deliverance to those tempted by this world. Give Your power, grace and love to those who need it. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Lord of life, bring health and healing to Your people. We pray for everyone in need of Your mercy today [including ______________]. Strengthen them with Your Word of grace, that they would look to You for comfort in the midst of suffering and pain. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to shed His blood on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. Bless us this day as we receive that same body and blood in this Holy Sacrament. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

    PSALMS and PRAYERS

    The Fifteenth Week after Pentecost

    September 5 - 11, 2021

    A PSALM TO READ EACH DAY THIS WEEK

     

    Monday - Read Psalm 7 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Tuesday - Read Psalm 8 in your Bible or HERE>>


    Wednesday - Read Psalm 9 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Thursday - Read Psalm 10 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Friday - Read Psalm 11 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Saturday - Read Psalm 12 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    PRAYERS PRAYED ON SUNDAY

    Choose one or more to pray each day this week

     

    Heavenly Father, in Holy Baptism You have caused waters to break forth in the wilderness and made streams in the desert of this world. Open our eyes to this new life in Christ and our ears to hear Your Word. Free us to walk uprightly, and loose our tongues to praise You for this treasure. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Heavenly Father, create and sustain in us a lively faith in Christ Jesus, and lead us by Your Spirit to be active in all good works. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Heavenly Father, help parents to raise up their children to know You as their help and hope, that they may not put their trust in princes in whom there is no salvation. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Heavenly Father, we place our hope in You and ask Your blessing on ______________ and all rulers, that their plans would be ordered for the welfare of those they govern and that You would execute Your justice for the oppressed. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Heavenly Father, behold graciously the sick and those in any need [especially _____________]. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Heavenly Father, grant that all who come to the Lord’s Supper this day would do so in repentance and faith for the forgiveness of sins and in the unity of a true confession. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

    PSALMS and PRAYERS

    The Sixteenth Week after Pentecost

    September 12 - 18, 2021

    A PSALM TO READ EACH DAY THIS WEEK

     

    Monday - Read Psalm 13 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Tuesday - Read Psalm 14 in your Bible or HERE>>


    Wednesday - Read Psalm 15 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Thursday - Read Psalm 16 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Friday - Read Psalm 17 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Saturday - Read Psalm 18 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    PRAYERS PRAYED ON SUNDAY

    Choose one or more to pray each day this week

     

    Lord God, we believe; help our unbelief! Sustain us through the many troubles and trials of this world. When unclean spirits afflict us and those that we love, revive our trust in You. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Gracious Lord, bless the teachers of our Synod’s schools, colleges and seminaries. Preserve them faithful to Your Word, that they may not stumble in what they say. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Lord and Father, tame our tongues so that they are not a restless evil, full of deadly poison. Turn them by Your Spirit from cursing the people made in Your likeness to instead blessing You, and keep us from stumbling in what we say. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Almighty God, guard the tongues of our governing authorities, [especially _____________,] that they may not stumble in what they say, but speak wisely, leading in accord with Your will. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Lord God, You have promised that “all things are possible for one who believes.” In such faith, we bring before You ____________ and all others in need, asking You to grant them health and healing. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Heavenly Father, Your Son, who suffered unjustly for our sins and was vindicated in His resurrection, is near to us in His body and blood. Assure us that no one can contend against or declare guilty those who have been reconciled to God in Christ. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

    PSALMS and PRAYERS

    The Seventeenth Week after Pentecost

    September 19 - 25, 2021

    A PSALM TO READ EACH DAY THIS WEEK

     

    Monday - Read Psalm 19 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Tuesday - Read Psalm 20 in your Bible or HERE>>


    Wednesday - Read Psalm 21 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Thursday - Read Psalm 22 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Friday - Read Psalm 23 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Saturday - Read Psalm 24 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    PRAYERS PRAYED ON SUNDAY

    Choose one or more to pray each day this week

     

    O Lord of hosts, You oppose the proud and give grace to the humble. Help us by Your Spirit to submit ourselves to You and resist the devil, that he would flee from us. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Lord of hosts, give our Synod’s leaders and all pastors the wisdom that comes down from above, that they may be peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. Let them sow among us in peace, and grant a harvest of righteousness. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Lord of hosts, uphold this world in Your order. Preserve the Church and the preaching of Your Word against all enemies. Bless our homes, that parents and children may serve one another faithfully and grow in instruction and faith until life’s end. Give health and wisdom to all who serve in public office, that their authority may be exercised for the benefit of our people. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Lord of hosts, look with kindness on the sick and those in any need [especially _____________]. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Lord of hosts, give us faith to draw near to Your altar in repentance, that we may receive Your Son with cleansed hands and purified hearts as He draws near to us in His body and blood. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer

    PSALMS and PRAYERS

    The Eighteenth Week after Pentecost

    September 26 - October 2, 2021

    A PSALM TO READ EACH DAY THIS WEEK

     

    Monday - Read Psalm 25 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Tuesday - Read Psalm 26 in your Bible or HERE>>


    Wednesday - Read Psalm 27 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Thursday - Read Psalm 28 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Friday - Read Psalm 29 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    Saturday - Read Psalm 30 in your Bible or HERE>>

     

    PRAYERS PRAYED ON SUNDAY

    Choose one or more to pray each day this week

     

    Heavenly Father, give us contentment in the daily bread You so graciously rain down upon us. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Cause Your Holy Spirit to rest upon us and our pastors, that they may prophesy Your Word publicly and faithfully among us and we, in turn, may prophesy Your Word in our homes and vocations. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    O Lord, bless our elders and church council with the necessary gifts of Your Spirit, that they may faithfully serve the congregation and uphold the ministry of the Word amongst us. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Send forth Your Spirit, Father, over all couples who desire the gift of children, that they may be fruitful and bring up their children in Your fear and knowledge. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    O Lord, uphold ________________ and those who bear the sword in our land, that sin and wickedness may be kept at bay and we may live peaceable lives in security. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Save and raise up those who are suffering or sick [especially ________________]. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Grant, Lord, that all who come to the altar today to receive the heavenly manna of Christ’s body and blood would be well salted with repentance and faith and at peace with one another. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

  • 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. Ron Myer, Faith, Viera, FL

    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)