Prayer Candles

We are a synod who prays together. We invite you to light a candle with your prayer request by filling out the form on the right. Your prayer will remain lit unless you contact Marsha Roscoe at and request otherwise.

Candle for

Bishop Dunlop, Adm, and LSS members

Boiling Springs, PA

Heavenly Father we ask you to guide and direct Bishop Dunlop, all Seminary personnel, students,pastors and congregations of the Lower Susquehanna Synod so we work together in your precious name. Because of the Grace you have given us along with eternal life, as your disciples we pray for strength to resolve these issues as good Christians. Amen

Chet and Ellie Swank

Candle for

ULS and LSS communities

For patience, grace, and healing.

Holly Gainor

Candle for

Synod Staff and Synod Council

Wise and loving God, we pray for your Spirit's guidance as our synod staff and synod council seek your will in these challenging times. Strengthen them, give them courage, and comfort them with your peace.  

Pr. Doug Johnson

Candle for

Bishop Jim Dunlop

God's support and direction for Bishop Dunlop as he serves in new ways in leading the Lutheran Church in this place and time.  

Joan and Bob Walton

Candle for

Synod Staff

Steelton, PA

Lord, we pray for the synod staff as they deal with the vacancy in the bishop's office. We pray for peace, patience, and comfort during this time of upheaval. And we pray that the God of order would indeed bring order out of the chaos, and bring forth a new creation.

Pr. Tonya Eza

Candle for

Bishop James Dunlop

For strength, guidance, patience and peace in this time of transition.

Pr. Tricia McMackin

Candle for

Denny at Lancaster RMO

CAT Scan and MRI Friday morning. Concerned.

Michael in Lititz

Candle for

R3 congregations

Lord, open eyes, ears and hearts of the R3 teams and their congregations as they go out interviewing people in their communities. May they discover strengths, needs, and new friendships in order to discern how you are specifically calling them to love their neighbors.

Pr. Elaine Dent

Candle for

United Lutheran Seminary and LSS


Praying that good things may result from this time of change for United Lutheran Seminary and Lower Susquehanna Synod.

Irma Kelly

Candle for

Our seminary and our synod

Gracious and Loving God, we pray for your Spirit to move among these vital institutions of our life together at your people! "Grant us wisdom, grant us courage for the facing of this hour." May your grace, mercy and unconditional love enfold all of us.


Pastor Kevin T. Shively

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