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A Year of Prayer

A Lifetime of Praying!

Prayer Calendar for July 2022


Pray for pastors who celebrate birthdays this month: Micah Cavaleri (7/2), Dean  Peterson (7/6), Alex LaChapelle (7/6), Jennie Johnson Wrege (7/7), Mark Laatsch (7/7), Ken Michaelis (7/9), Norm Peterson (7/9), Steven Anderson (7/9), Keith Kolstad (7/9), Joe Daiker (7/9), Nicole Hanson-Lynn (7/9), Ingmar Levin (7/10), D.J. Rasner (7/10), and Kayla Keilholtz (7/10).


Pray for pastors who celebrate the anniversary of their ordination this month:  Bob Patrick (7/1), D.J. Rasner (7/2), Jared Howard (7/7), Tammy Barthels (7/11), and Brenda Greenwald (7/14).


Pray for the members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Laurel, MD; Hope  Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD; Hope Lutheran Church, New Castle, DE;  and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Manchester, MD.


Pray for our nation as we celebrate independence this day. May God guide our nation’s  leaders to work for the rights, welfare, and dignity of people everywhere.


Pray for all those facing addictions to drugs or alcohol. May God lead them to seek  help and strengthen their journey toward recovery.


Pray for our Synod Staff as they continue to look to the future and work with the many  and diverse ministries that surround us.


Pray for planters. May God bless all those who grow food on farms and in backyards.  May God bless those whose plants provide beauty for all who pass by.


Pray for men and women in the armed forces who are away from their homes and  stand in harm’s way and for their families who miss them. May God’s peace fill their  hearts and may they return home safely.


Pray for those in nursing homes and care facilities across our Synod and for  their families who wish they could visit more than sometimes seems possible. May God  fill them with a spirit of hope and good cheer.


Pray that we may be good stewards of all the lakes, rivers, streams, and waterfalls that grace our Synod and our world. May God teach us how to keep them clean and  beautiful for future generations.


Pray for pastors who celebrate birthdays this month: Ron McCallum (7/16), Gerald  Anderson (7/17), Lloyd Luedeman (7/17), Devon Barrix (7/24), & Raymond Korry (7/27).


Pray for all clergy in transition as they move to new calls, make transitions to new  communities, and navigate the complexities of buying and selling homes.


Pray for all those who are pondering whether to answer a call to train as  ministers of Word and Sacrament or Word and Service. May God guide them as they  consider the call.


Pray for ministries in transition and congregations who are seeking rostered  leaders to serve them, especially Bethany Lutheran Church (Ishpeming) and their Interim  Pastor Bruce Thorsen.


Pray for members of Yombo Lutheran Church, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and  their partner congregation Immanuel Lutheran Church, Negaunee, MI


Pray for pastors who celebrate the anniversary of their ordination this month:  Gerald Anderson (7/20), Scott Ehle (7/21), Bruce Thorsen (7/24), Allan Johnson (7/25),  David Tielbar (7/25), Jim Duehring (7/26), and Katherine Finegan (7/28).


Pray for refugees around the world. May God bring them to safety as they flee from  war zones, violence, and natural disasters. May God teach us compassion and help us to care for those who have lost so much.


Pray that we can help children discover the joy of reading this summer. May God  show us ways to use local libraries and to share our books with others.


Pray for the members of Israel’s Creek Parish, Woodsboro, MD; Jerusalem  Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD; Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Westminster,  MD; and Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Whiteford, MD.


Pray for educational administrators at elementary and secondary schools, colleges  and universities, and seminaries as they make plans for the fall.


Pray for those with macular degeneration and other visual impairments. May God keep them safe, bless medical researchers with new ideas for treatment, and provide them  with caregivers to help them negotiate in the midst of a sighted world.


On this day when we remember St. Mary Magdalene, pray for all those who boldly  tell their stories of encountering our living Lord, Jesus Christ. May God bless them with  the words they need so that those who listen hear the Good News of new life in Jesus.


Pray for youth and families who struggle with hunger during the summer when schools  are not providing meals. May God show them where resources are available. May God help  us to be generous in our caring for them.


Pray for Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp as the staff looks ahead and makes plans for  the fall and the future of their ministry.


Pray for all youth and leaders participating in the REBOUND Tri-Synodical  Youth Gathering today through July 27. May the Holy Spirit blow powerfully through these days, strengthening and inspiring God’s people as they grow in faith and love.


Pray for those who struggle with gender orientation and identity. May God bless  them with peace and confidence in who God has created them to be. May God fill their lives with people who understand and support them in all they do.


Pray for all who participate in county fairs. For those who bring entries, those who  work at booths and concession stands, those who judge entries, and those who enjoy the  carnivals and shows. May God bless them with all they need along the way.


Pray for caregivers everywhere who grow weary from carrying burdens for loved ones who can no longer care for themselves. May God give them strength and respite.


Pray for loggers and state and national forest service workers as they care for our  beautiful Northwoods.


On this International Day of Friendship, pray for all your friends and then also  pray for all your enemies.


Pray for all participants and leaders at the Multicultural Youth Leadership  Academy today through August 5. May God empower them and all of us to celebrate our  diversity and unify us as one body in Christ.

“We pray for congregations in the Delaware-Maryland Synod
as part of our domestic partner synod relationship.”


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