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Summer Prayer Series

All summer long, we are inviting our community to pray specifically for creation, our country, and the world. As we pray together, our united prayers have the power to draw us closer as a community.

You are welcome to pray in your own way, but we also offer these prayers to be repeated each day/week/month (choose your own rhythm).

The rhythm here invites you to pause for prayer three times a day, focusing each prayer pause on one of the petitions. These prayers come from Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW).

Morning Prayer
Stewardship of Natural Resources (ELW pg. 80)

For God’s creation… Almighty God, in giving us dominion over things on earth, you made us coworkers in your creation. Give us wisdom and reverence to use the resources of nature so that no one may suffer from our abuse of them, and that generations yet to come may continue to praise you for your bounty; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Midday Prayer
Time of Conflict, Crisis, Disaster (ELW pg. 76)

For our country… God, our refuge and strength, you have bound us together in a common life. In all our conflicts, help us to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, to listen for your voice amid competing claims, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Evening Prayer
A Prayer for the Human Family (ELW pg. 79)

For the whole world… O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son. Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred that infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and, through our struggle and confusion, work to accomplish your purposes on earth; so that, in your good time, every people and nation may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


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Richard Baxter