Pray that we might grasp the tenacity of God’s concern for those suffering from poverty and hunger, here and around the world. Embrace God’s call to care for our neighbors in need and to end poverty and hunger through our shared compassion, resources, wisdom and resolve.
Pray that congregations engaged in mission planning and renewal will be guided and inspired by the Spirit, listening to God through Scripture and prayer, to the voices within our faith communities and to those outside the doors of our congregations.
Remember in prayer young adults who serve in the military. Pray that we will find ways to connect them with military ministries and with faith communities back home, and to support them both during their service and as they transition out of the military.
Ask God to attend to those suffering hunger, poverty, illness and crisis. Pray that we will always recognize and respond to our neighbors in need and that our care and concern will reflect God’s boundless love and mercy for humankind.
First day of autumn Give thanks for the changing seasons and the beauty and blessings of autumn, which delight us, inspire us, help us prepare for the winter months and remind us of the cycles of life in God’s creation.
International Day of Peace Join with our neighbors and siblings in Christ around the world in praying for peace, healing, restoration and unity.
Remember in prayer the needs, concerns and challenges of parents who have children in school.
Remember in prayer the four new country coordinators working with volunteers in the ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission program: Jessica Geroux (Argentina/Uruguay), Jordan and Adam Miller-Stubbendick (Jerusalem and the West Bank) and Mytch Dorvilier (Senegal).
Lutheran Disaster Response shares God’s hope, healing and renewal with people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters — natural and human-made. Give thanks for what we accomplish together around the world through LDR, and let us promise to be generous in our support and involvement.
Ask God to sustain teachers in schools and early childhood education programs. Pray that they will create safe and encouraging environments where students can learn skills for living and decision-making, form caring friendships, better understand the world and humanity, and develop concern for the well-being of their communities and society.