Prayfaithfully LogoA Year of Prayer – A Lifetime of Praying

Prayer Calendar for January 2020

01 Pray that this New Year will be a year of growing as a faithful disciple of Jesus in all that you do. Pray that all followers will listen for the Spirit to guide them and to provide help in just the right places.
02 Pray for our Synod Staff – Heather, Betsy, Bishop Katherine, and Pastor Jim – as they work tirelessly to coordinate ministries throughout our Synod and with our mission partners around the ELCA and the world.
03 Pray for pastors who celebrate birthdays this month: Greg Mileski (1/5), Doug Johnson (1/13), David Jensen (1/16), Margaret Johnson (1/24), Soren Schmidt (1/27), Renee MacLeod (1/30), and Fran Strong (1/30).
04 Pray for all those who are considering the call to serve as officers, council members, and in other elected offices of our congregations, parishes, synod, and churchwide ministries.
05 Pray for Assistant to the Bishop, Pastor Jim Duehring, as he attends Systems Academy in Chicago January 6-8.
06 Epiphany … Pray that as the Magi brought gifts of great value to the newborn king, all people will be willing to give generously of their time and possessions for those who are in need.
07 Pray for our Synod Assembly Planning team as they meet today at St. Matthew Chapel, Finlandia University, Hancock.
08 Pray for pastors who celebrate the anniversary of their ordination this month: Dennis Meyette (1/10), Margaret Johnson (1/17) and Jesse Brown (1/22).
09 Pray for all congregations, their leaders, and their staff as they prepare for annual meetings and the ministry of the year to come.
10 Pray for our Synod Constitution Task Force as they meet today to review and revise our Synod Constitution; and our Synod Council members as they meet in Marquette today and tomorrow and as they gather, pray, discuss, and discern our mission and ministry tasks in response to God’s blessings among us.
11 Pray for our ELCA Seminaries, professors, and students as they participate in J-term special programs and prepare for the spring semester, especially our NGLS seminarian Lon Hider.

We celebrate the Baptism of our Lord! Pray for all who are baptized that we may show the love of our Lord to all the world.

Pray for our Companion Synod Committee as they meet today at United Lutheran Church in L’Anse and plan for our continued partnerships and ministries.

13 Pray for the members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Reisterstown, MD; Trinity Lutheran Church, Smithsburg, MD; Trinity Lutheran Church, Taneytown, MD; and Trinity Lutheran Church (Deer Park), Westminster, MD.
14 Pray for the unemployed and underemployed that they may find the resources they need to keep them and their families warm and well-fed this winter.
15 Pray for our Synod Hunger Committee as they gather at our Synod office today and plan for the coming year of ministry among us.
16 Pray for our Synod Staff as they meet today to plan and coordinate events and activities throughout our Synod.
17 Pray for all teachers who help to enlighten and shape our children’s lives with patience and kindness.
18 The Confession of St. Peter– this day begins the week of prayer for Christian unity.  Pray for all who confess as Peter did that Jesus is the Messiah may come together as partners in the work of the gospel!
19 Pray for bus drivers, truck drivers, and others who spend many hours on the road that they may be safe and alert as they travel, especially on slippery roads.
20 As we observe Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday today, pray for our nation – and our world – that divisions of race, culture, and faith that still exist in this day may be overcome, not by power and violence, but by love for all of God’s children!
21 Pray for our Synod Worship Committee as they meet and plan for Synod Assembly and other gatherings and celebrations of God’s presence in our lives.
22 Pray for our Synod Finance Committee as they meet today in Marquette and as they plan budgets and seek God’s guidance for the future ministries of our Synod.
23 Pray for the members of Zion Lutheran Church (City Hall Plaza), Baltimore, MD; Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown, MD; Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsport, MD; and Zion Lutheran Church, Wilmington, DE.
24 Pray for ministries in transition and congregations who are seeking rostered leaders to serve them, especially Christ the King in Escanaba and their interim Pastor Tom Otis, Faith in Sault Ste. Marie and their interim Pastor Melinda VanderSys, and Bethany in Republic and their interim Pastor Don Ludemann.
25 Pray for the homeless, that they may stay safe and warm as ice and snow continue to cover our landscape.
26 Pray for those who are struggling with gender orientation and identity issues and for their families. May we create a world where all are welcome and valued and supported with God’s love and grace.
27 Pray for those who are serving in Lutheran Campus Ministry, especially Pastor Bre Kinnunen and Pastor Sarah Semmler-Smith as they meet in Marquette today to continue planning for ministry among college students in our Synod.
28 For those women, men, and children who are victims of domestic violence.  Keep them safe and heal their physical and emotional wounds.
29 Pray for the members of Tabata Schule Lutheran Church, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and their NGLS mission partner Trinity Lutheran Church, Ishpeming.
30 Pray for our Synod Staff as they meet today to plan and coordinate events and activities throughout our Synod.
31 Pray for all who are gathering for the Clergy Spouse Retreat beginning today in Iron Mountain. May they be refreshed and renewed through the Holy Spirit.

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