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Prayer Calendar for December 2019

01 First Sunday of Advent … Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection alert us to the threatening dangers of our sins, and redeem us for your life of justice. Amen
02 Pray for pastors who celebrate the anniversary of their ordination this month: LaVonne Stephenson (12/3), Lisa Ubbelohde (12/6), Andrew Plocher (12/17), and Bucky Beach (12/21).
03 Pray for our Synod Staff as they meet together today to plan and coordinate events and activities throughout our Synod.
04 Pray for all rostered leaders as they study worship texts today and during this season of anticipation, longing, and waiting for the return of our Lord.
05 Pray for pastors who celebrate their birthdays this month: David Johnson (12/18), and John Kuziej (12/20).
06 Pray for our Candidacy Committee as they meet in Appleton, WI, today and tomorrow, for all candidates for rostered ministry as they continue their preparation for serving God’s people, and for Bishop Katherine Finegan as she leads our committee members.
07 Pray for all who are gathering for the Women Clergy Retreat at Fortune Lake. They will be gathering for refreshment, spiritual growth, and fellowship December 8-10.
08 Second Sunday of Advent … Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. By his coming give to all the people of the world knowledge of your salvation. Amen
09 Pray for all of our Seminary Students as they finish the Fall Semester, especially Krystle Moraska.
10 Pray for the members of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Ocean City, MD; St. Philip Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD; St. Philip Lutheran Church, Wilmington, DE; and St. Stephen Lutheran Church (Arbutus), Baltimore, MD.
11 Pray for those who are incarcerated and their families as they prepare for the holidays apart from those whom they love.
12 Pray for families who experience brokenness at a time when our culture shares and celebrates images of happiness and wholeness.
13 Pray for our Licensed Lay Ministers who celebrate birthdays this month: Bill Wendorf (12/16).
14 Pray for all those with dementia, especially Alzheimer’s Disease, for their families, and for their caregivers.  Pray also for more research and a cure for this devastating disease.
15 Third Sunday of Advent … Stir up the wills of your faithful people, Lord God, and open our ears to the preaching of John, that rejoicing in your salvation, we may bring forth the fruits of repentance. Amen
16 Pray for those addicted to drugs, alcohol, and other substances who may find this season of family celebration particularly troublesome.  We pray that the light of Christ Jesus may shine into their darkness.
17 For all those who have lost loved ones and miss them especially during the holiday season.
18 Pray for all who are traveling to be with loved ones … may they have safe travels and happy homecomings.
19 Pray for church choirs and musicians as they share their special gifts with us during this holy season.
20 Pray for the members of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Wilmington, DE; Tree of Life Lutheran Church, Odessa, DE; Trinity Lutheran Church, Boonsboro, MD; and Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, MD.
21 Pray for Sunday School teachers and students as they prepare and share pageants that proclaim God’s presence among us.
22 Fourth Sunday of Advent … Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. With your abundant grace and might, free us from the sin that binds us, that we may receive you in joy and serve you always. Amen
23 Pray for the members of Mbezi Beach Lutheran Church, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and their NGLS partner congregation, Eden Lutheran Church, Munising.
24 Pray for the poor among us as they struggle to celebrate the Holy Days with few resources, and for refugees and those who are displaced, as they grieve what they have lost and work to rebuild their lives.
25 Pray this day that the Prince of Peace may stir the hearts of people throughout the world, that we may bring about justice, righteousness, and peace for all people.May Peace on Earth become a reality.
26 Pray for all who work at homeless shelters and food pantries, as they care for those in need.
27 For blessings on all those men and women in the armed forces defending our country who are away from their families this holiday season.
28 Pray for ministries in transition and congregations who are seeking rostered leaders to serve them, especially Mission United in Pelkie and their interim Pastor D.J. Rasner, Grace in Pembine and their interim Pastor Doug Johnson, and Immanuel in Escanaba and their interim Pastor Dennis Meyette.
29 For all those who are lonely and long for someone to talk to and help them celebrate during this otherwise festive season.
30 Pray for victims of violence, especially those who have been targeted by hate crimes. May our world be changed by the one who welcomed all without conditions.
31 Pray for world leaders as we look toward a new year. May we work together in new ways and care for the creation God has given to us.

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