Prayer Focus:

This month we pray for our siblings in Christ of the Konde Diocese in Tanzania.  We pray for their continued ministries, especially the construction of the Mbeya Hospital.

Prayer Petitions:

Prayer Petition for Sunday, September 1, 2024:

Renewing God, as clay takes shape under the hands of the potter, may your hands shape the construction of Mbeya Hospital of the Konde Diocese in Tanzania. May the construction of this hospital remain rooted in your guidance. Like the potter who spins, pushes, and pulls the clay, may the builders and engineers be led by your wisdom. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

Prayer Petition for Sunday, September 8, 2024:

Just as you healed the deaf man and the Gentile woman’s daughter, we acknowledge that every good gift comes from you. As the Konde Diocese labors in their ministry and the construction of Mbeya Hospital, we humbly lift our prayers for your abundant provision. We pray for the financial means, materials, and building power necessary to build this new hospital. We ask for open doors of partnerships and collaborations that will strengthen their efforts and extend their reach in serving the community.  Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Prayer Petition for Sunday, September 15, 2024:

We pray for the leaders, clergy, and members of the Konde Diocese in Tanzania. May you grant them your wisdom, strength, and compassion as they strive to fulfill their mission. Grant them discernment to recognize the needs of their communities and the courage to address them with love and humility.

Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Prayer Petition for Sunday, September 22, 2024:

God of harmony, we lift our prayers for collaboration among all partners engaged in the ministry of the Konde Diocese and the construction of Mbeya Hospital. May they embody the spirit of mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation that transcends cultural differences, just as your disciples learned to embrace each other despite their differences. May their shared vision for healing and transformation unite them in purpose, just as you called your disciples to embrace a child as a symbol of humility and servanthood. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Prayer Petition for Sunday, September 29, 2024:

We pray for the ministry of the Konde Diocese in Tanzania. May their endeavors bear fruit beyond measure. Grant them clarity of vision as they dream and plan for the future. Inspire them with innovative ways to meet the evolving needs of their community, as you did with the Samaritan who showed mercy to the wounded stranger. May the impact of their ministry transcend boundaries, bringing about lasting change and transformation in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Hymn Suggestions:

  • Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia! ELW 364   (Tanzanian traditional)
  • Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading, ELW 401  (Tanzanian composer)
  • Listen, God is Calling, ELW 513   (Tanzanian traditional)
  • Go to the World, ACS 991
  • Oh How Good It Is (Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Ross Holmes, Stuart Townend, CCLI
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  • He Reigns (Peter Furler, Steve Taylor, CCLI #4026635)

Spotify Playlist:

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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.

Overall Prayer Theme:

  • Let Us Pray, Steven Curtis Chapman
  • We Seek Your Presence, Rachel Kurtz
  • Lord, I Need You, Matt Maher
  • Open the Eyes of My Heart, Shane and Shane
  • Speak O Lord, Keith & Krysten Getty

Monthly Focus:

  • Balm in Gilead, Rachel Kurtz
  • He Reigns, Newsboys
  • Hope of the Nations, Brian Doerkson
  • Amazing Grace, Agape African Choir
  • African Dream, Ndlovu Youth Choir

Coloring Pages:

Download September 2024 Coloring Pages Resource.