• PRAYER AT CHRIST THE KING AUGUST 2022

  • PRAYER AT CHRIST THE KING

    OUR CHURCH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

    Please pray for

    Families of Loved Ones Called to Glory

    • The CAHILL family, at the death of Pastor's Aunt Lea Osiek on August 9.  Arrangements are pending.

     

    Friends with various health issues

    (NEW requests)

    • Tawney Brooks' parents Bill and Shirley Sherry
    • JoAnne Zurell's sister

    Sally Gogolin

    Dick Brooks

    Heidi Gross

    Thom McGlashan
    Miranda (Barnard) Cunningham and daughters Kaylee, Bella, and Alexis

    For the Ukrainian people, and especially the churches, pastors, and Christians suffering under the cloud of war

    • Friends recuperating from recent hospitalizations
    • From SELC District - Pastor Brian Roberts (Oviedo FL) & Pastor John Telloni (Massillon OH) - cancer treatements; Pastor Ed Anthony; Pastor Don Hayas
    • From the Brooks family - Donna's sister Dee Smith
    • From Dan Brown - sister Janet
    • From the Cahills - Bev's brother-in-law Gus Harper; Pastor's mom Carolyn Cahill (cancer)
    • From Frank Geric - brother Mike (cancer)
    • From Sandi Hlad - Daughter-in-law Annette Hlad, cousin Tom Hyett, Sherri Sada (cancer)
    • From Betty Olah - Bob Tegland (cancer treatments), sister Ruth Crawford, Kathy Duncan (friend), Mike Anderson (Patrick's cousin) - throat cancer complications
    • From Tom Reece - sister Patti Willett (cancer)
    • From Joanne Segedi - Stacy McFarland (cancer); cousin Jim Joyner (anticipating surgery) and his son Jimmy (hospitalized after an accident)
    • From Mary Winkelbauer - friendTom (leukemia), Stephanie Minnick (stroke)

    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

  • PRAYERS

  • PRAYERS - August 2022

    From the website of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

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

    PRAYERS PRAYED ON SUNDAY

    Choose one or more to pray each day this week

    Ninth Sunday after Pentecost - 7 August 2022

     

    Heavenly Father, Your Son Jesus welcomed children and honored them with His encouragement and love. Teach us to treasure this place of honor as Your children, and so to reject the foolish honors of this world. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Almighty God, increase our faith in Your wise ways and Your gracious will. Preserve us from reliance on our own plans and natural powers, that we would ever trust in You and be counted righteous in Your Son, Jesus Christ. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    God Almighty, teach the rulers of the nations how small and fleeting their reigns are. Shepherd them by the preaching of Your Church into the ways of peace, and fix their eyes on the better country that is to come, that they would rule in loving service to those in their charge. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Gracious Lord, You call us to cast our anxieties upon You because You care for us. In the midst of their tribulation, bless Your people with Your peace [especially _____________]. As they consider Your care of flower and field, remind them of Your eternal care for them in Christ. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Heavenly Father, You accomplished Your divine will through the lives and deaths of Your saints throughout the ages. Comfort all who mourn in our day, [especially _____________,] and inspire faith in us through the godly example of those who have gone before us and are with Christ. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, as we trust in the mercy You have given us through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who has also taught us to pray: Our Father, Who art in heaven . . . .

    PRAYERS PRAYED ON SUNDAY

    Choose one or more to pray each day this week

    Tenth Sunday after Pentecost - 14 August 2022

     

    Heavenly Father, You settle the solitary in families in order to nurture their faith and train them in righteousness. Bless and strengthen parents to bring up their children to resist temptation and to endure all things for the sake of Your name. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Lord God Almighty, behold our nation and all those in authority in Your mercy and replenish them by Your grace, that all who receive the sword would bear it according to Your Word, always inclining to Your will and walking in Your way. Grant that we might lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    O Lord, grant healing to the sick, [especially to _____________,] strength to the weak, endurance to bear up under trial, patience to await His deliverance and peace at the last. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Lord God, inspire our hearts to prize our Baptism and the communion of the saints above all other relations in this world, even as we fervently pray and strive for the salvation of those we know and love. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    God of our fathers, You bless Your Church with the enduring witness of Your saints, who now rest from their labors. As we join their heavenly communion in our Lord’s Supper, grant that we would share their faith in Christ now and to life’s end. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, as we trust in the mercy You have given us through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who has also taught us to pray: Our Father, Who art in heaven . . . .

     

    PRAYERS PRAYED ON SUNDAY

    Choose one or more to pray each day this week

    Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost - 21 August 2022

     

    Eternal Lord, You have founded Your Church and promised that she will remain forever. Bolster her confidence in Your Word and guide her pastors in paths of righteousness, that she would declare Your glory among all nations. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Lord God, heavenly Father, You have called fathers to bring up their children in Your fear and love. Sanctify and sustain them through Your Word, that they would lovingly guide and teach their children and so show forth Your own divine care for Your baptized children. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Heavenly Father, teach Your fatherly love to those enduring the afflictions of this life, for all things come from Your hand. Guard [_____________ and] all who suffer in body and soul, and bring them through their trials. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    O Lord, we give You thanks for all the saints who have gone before us. Grant that we would die to ourselves and enter with Christ into the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to join with all the angels in festal gathering and to be numbered with the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, perfected in the righteousness of Christ and abiding forever in His new creation. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, as we trust in the mercy You have given us through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who has also taught us to pray: Our Father, Who art in heaven . . . .

     

    PRAYERS PRAYED ON SUNDAY

    Choose one or more to pray each day this week

    Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost - 28 August 2022

     

    God of justice, You exalt the humble and humble the proud in Your own appointed time. We commend to You the elected officials of our land. Grant them the desire to govern as though serving, and give them wisdom and courage to know what is right and to follow it. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Merciful God, You call on us to practice brotherly love, to show hospitality to strangers and to remember all those in need. We come to You confident that You will not leave us nor forsake us, but will grant us all that we need for this body and life. Bestow on us the full riches of Your grace for all the situations and circumstances in which Your people dwell. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    O Lord, we pray You especially to grant peace and healing according to Your will to the sick, the suffering, those troubled in mind, those suffering depression, and those with chronic illness and pain [especially _____________ and all those whom we lift before You in our hearts now]. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, as we trust in the mercy You have given us through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who has also taught us to pray: Our Father, Who art in heaven . . . .

     

  • 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. Rick Ramirez, Dr Martin Luther, Chicago IL

    Secretary: Rev. John Telloni, St. John, Massillon OH

    Treasurer: Mr. Robert Lange, Zion, Norridge IL

    Financial Secretary: Mr. Larry Schultz, Concordia, Macungie PA

    Pastoral Rep: Rev. Ron Myer, Faith, Viera FL

    Pastoral Rep-Mission Focus: Rev. Tige Culbertson, St Luke's, Oviedo FL

    Lay Representative – Grace Killian - St. Athanasius, Vienna, VA

    Lay Representative – Mission Focus – Deborah St-Onge -Ascension, Montreal, Canada

     

    LUTHERAN HAVEN BOARD OF TRUSTEES, OVIEDO FL

    Circuit Pastoral Representatives

    Rev. Daniel Berteau, Redeemer, Manchester NJ—Eastern Circuit

    Rev. Jon Carpenter, St John, Massillon 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. David Haara, Family of Christ, Tampa 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)