• PRAYER AT CHRIST THE KING JUNE 2022

  • PRAYER AT CHRIST THE KING

    OUR CHURCH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

    Please pray for

    Friends with various health issues

    (NEW requests)

    • From Pastor Cahill - the extended Cahill family, at the death of Pastor's cousin Craig Cahill, June 23 (colon cancer)
    • From Betty Olah - Mark Tegland
    • From Tom Reece - sister Patti Willett (cancer)
    • From Sandi Hlad - grandson MIkey, granddaughter Amelia - both gallbladder surgeries
    • From Bev Cahill - brother-in-law Gus Harper, hospitalized
    • Families and friends grieving recent deaths - Margie Feldy, at the recent death of her daughter Michelle
    • From Joanne Segedi - cousin Jim Joyner (anticipating surgery) and his son Jimmy (hospitalized after an accident)
    • Friends recuperating from recent hospitalizations

    Sally Gogolin

    Donna and 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

    • From SELC District - Pastor Brian Roberts (Oviedo FL) & Pastor John Telloni (Massillon OH) - cancer treatements; Pastor Ed Anthony & Pastor Wally Vinovskis (surgery recuperation); Pastor Don Hayas
    • From Joanne Segedi - Stacy McFarland (cancer)
    • From Donna Brooks - sister Dee Smith
    • From Mary Winkelbauer - friendTom (leukemia), Stephanie Minnick (stroke)
    • 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 the Cahills - Bev's father LD Buchanan; brother-in-law Gus Harper; Pastor's mom Carolyn Cahill (cancer)

    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 - June 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

    Holy Trinity Sunday - 12 June 2022

     

    Blessed Father, receive this day our special thanks for the redemption You have provided in Jesus Christ, Your Son, and for the work of the Spirit in bringing us to know You by faith and to be adopted as Your children by Baptism into the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Blessed Father, give us Your Spirit, that all churches may confess truly and faithfully Your Word and live in harmony of doctrine and life, in anticipation of that day when we shall kneel together at Your altar. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Blessed Father, give to parents and children the courage to love as You have loved us. Unite them in their common life by Your Spirit to know Jesus and serve Him. Bless the single with chastity, comfort the widowed, protect the orphan and defend the helpless. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Blessed Father, give healing and peace to all the afflicted, the grieving and the dying [especially those who have requested our prayers, including _____________ and those we name in our hearts (brief silence)]. Give them all that is needful, that they may endure their illness confident of Your presence. Supply them with grace sufficient for their every need. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Blessed Father, grant us Your Spirit, that we may know Your Word and keep it in faith through all the days of our earthly pilgrimage until we are joined with faithful Abraham, with patriarch, prophet, apostle and evangelist, in Your presence forevermore; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
     

    PRAYERS PRAYED ON SUNDAY

    Choose one or more to pray each day this week

    Second Sunday after Pentecost - 19 June 2022

     

    O King of kings and Lord of lords, You call out to every nation of the earth seeking repentance and justice, even as they rebel against Your will. Work repentance in all civil leaders. Use them to defend the weak and to punish the guilty, that the Church may have free course to preach the Gospel. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Gracious God, Your Son sent the man formerly possessed by demons to declare how much God had done for him. May Your Church also, rescued from the snares of the devil, proclaim how much Jesus has done for us. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Compassionate Father, from whom all fatherhood is named, we give You thanks for earthly fathers. Give them confidence in their station and zeal for their task to care for their families faithfully. Make them examples to their children of godly life and love of Your Word. Bless their work of bringing up children in the fear and instruction of the Lord, and give them the comfort of Your absolution over all their shortcomings. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    O Lord, Your Son, Jesus, had pity on the man afflicted with an abundance of demons. Have mercy now on the afflictions that beset [_____________ and] all for whom we pray. Give them healing, strength and an increase of faith. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Dear Father, You know the condition of our souls, that we frequently wander into sins, vice and danger. Hear our prayers for the sake of Christ, who defeated legions of demons so that we might receive adoption as sons; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

     

    PRAYERS PRAYED ON SUNDAY

    Choose one or more to pray each day this week

    Third Sunday after Pentecost - 26 June 2022

     

    God of the Church, You give pastors and church workers to proclaim Your steadfast love, to announce freedom from the yoke of slavery to sin, and to point all toward the cross of Christ. Bless their faithful work, that their labor in the Lord may never be in vain. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    God of compassion, You established the family to be a place of protection and growth. Grant that our homes would never become a stumbling block to the kingdom of God, but that they would serve to foster within us the fruit of the Spirit. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    God of all power and might, to You belong the kingdom and the glory forever. Give insight and wisdom to our president, governor, legislature and magistrates. Direct them to punish evildoers, reward the righteous and strive for peace. Grant that Christians may live quiet and peaceable lives. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    God of refuge, Your salvation draws near to all who trust in You. Grant peace to Your people, and show us Your salvation. Hear our petitions for healing, strength and comfort for [_____________ and] all for whom we pray. Be near them as the refuge of the weary and the God who preserves His people. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    God of our Lord Jesus Christ, grant that the whole Church might fix her eyes on Him. Teach us the way of the cross. Remove hindrances and distractions. Do not let the freedom we have in the Gospel become an excuse for sin and vice, but an opportunity for love and service. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

     

    Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy; 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. 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)