Prayer Focus:

This month we pray for our national church body, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  We pray especially for wisdom and guidance for the work of the Commision for a Renewed Lutheran Church, and that we would be open to what God is calling us to next.

Prayer Petitions:

Prayer Petition for Sunday, October 6, 2024:

God of all creation, you created us to be in relationship with one another.  Open our hearts and minds to all we will learn from the work of the Commission for a Renewed Lutheran Church.  Through this work, help us to more fully live into your desire that all your people might be one.  God of grace, hear our prayer.

Prayer Petition for Sunday, October 13, 2024:

God, you have blessed us abundantly.  As the Commission for a Renewed Lutheran Church works to find ways to support and lift up all the ministries and members of the ELCA, help us to open our hands to what blessings may come from following you down a new path instead of clinging too tightly to what we already have.  God of grace, hear our prayer.

Prayer Petition for Sunday, October 20, 2024:

Loving God, walk alongside all the members of the Commission for a Renewed Lutheran Church and guide their work.  As our church seeks to follow where you are leading, help this group to keep service to others and the pursuit of justice for all people at the forefront of their decisions.  God of grace, hear our prayer.

Prayer Petition for Sunday, October 27, 2024 (Reformation Sunday):

God, our refuge and strength, we ask that you continue to lead the Commission for a Renewed Lutheran Church in their work and discernment.  Grant them wisdom and fill them with hope for what the future of the church can be with your guidance.  Help us all to continue to look for the ways you are still calling us to reform our lives so that we can live more fully into our calling as disciples.  God of grace, hear our prayer.

Hymn Suggestions:

  • In Christ Called to Baptize, ELW 575
  • All Are Welcome, ELW 641
  • Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness, ELW 843
  • God, We Gather As Your People, ACS 1038
  • Hold Us Together (Matt Maher, Steve Wilson, CCLI #5553657)
  • Build Your Kingdom Here (Rend Collective, CCLI #6186078)

Spotify Playlist:

Access Spotify Playlist.

This playlist has been curated to deepen our faith and help us come to God in prayer together as Synod as we discern where God is calling us next and who God is calling to be our next Bishop. Each month new songs will be added to correspond with that month’s prayer theme. The songs added to the playlist for this month are listed below, for those who do not use Spotify.

  • New Creation, Lost and Found
  • Future, River Valley Worship
  • Fingerprints, Dan Bremnes
  • Washed by the Water, NEEDTOBREATHE
  • Living Water, Anne Wilson

Coloring Pages:

Download October 2024 Coloring Pages Resource.