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Prayer Calendar for April 2020

01 Pray for pastors who celebrate the anniversary of their ordination this month: Linda Forray (4/8), Breanne Kinnunen (4/22), and Terry Frankenstein (4/23).
02 Pray for ministries in transition and congregations who are seeking rostered leaders to serve them, especially Zion Lutheran Church in Allenville & Bethel Lutheran Church in Cedarville and their interim Pastor Renee MacLeod, and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Marinette and their interim Pastor Linda Forray.
03 Pray for pastors who celebrate birthdays this month: Linda Forray (4/3), George Kaiser (4/14), Nancy Kauppi (4/16), and Sherry Van Lishout (4/20).
04 Pray for all church musicians, worship leaders, and clergy as we head into the heavy worship schedule of Holy Week. May strength and good health prevail; and may all get the rest they need.
05 Pray for World Health Organizations and all medical professionals as they continue to deal with the Corona Virus and its effects around the world.
06 Pray for farmers and gardeners and other outdoor workers as signs of spring begin to show. May they be safe and have the weather they need to accomplish the tasks that need to be done when they need to be done.
07 Pray for our Synod World Hunger Committee as they meet in Escanaba today, and make plans for our Synod Assembly and other Hunger awareness activities.
08 Pray for the members of Christ Lutheran Church, Millersville, MD; Christ Lutheran Church, Upperco, MD; Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD; and Church on the Square (Canton Mission), Baltimore, MD.
09

Just as Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, pray that each of us may find joy and fulfillment in a life of service to others as disciples of our Savior, Jesus the Christ.

Pray also for our Northern Great Lakes Synod Staff as they meet today in Marquette and make plans for our ministries in our Synod and around the ELCA.

10 At the foot of the cross we see Jesus’ tortured body and feel his pain, yet at the same time we experience this as God’s greatest gift.  Pray that as you leave the cross you take the crucified Christ with you today.
11 As the day ends and darkness descends, we do not see light, yet we know the blazing light of Easter is about to burst forth. Pray for hope in all the dark times of our lives and the lives of our loved ones.
12 Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!  Say these words over and over – make this your breath prayer today and every day.  Thank God for the risen Christ today and every day knowing that he is with you now and has prepared a place for you in his kingdom where you will live forever.    
13 Pray for the members of Mbagala Lutheran Church, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and their NGLS mission partner Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rhinelander.
14 Pray for all of our Seminary Students, especially Krystle Moraska, as they continue their preparation for rostered ministry.
15 Pray for accountants, treasurers, and tax preparers as they work long hours helping others get their taxes sent in on time.
16 Pray for all of creation as God brings renewed life with the spring.
17 Pray for our Rostered Clergy, active and retired, who are celebrating birthdays this month; Doug Pohlman (4/24), Chrys Hendrick (4/28), and Bob Patrick (4/29).
18 Pray for our Synod Assembly Choir as they practice tomorrow at Gloria De Lutheran Church in Hancock.
19 Pray for youth throughout our Synod, especially those who are participating in the Marked! Event at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Newberry, today.
20 Pray for teachers and students as they prepare for and celebrate spring awards banquets, proms, and other events. Pray that their celebrations will be safe and sober events.
21 Pray for the members of Community of St. Dysmas Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD; Community Lutheran Church, Frankford, DE; Conococheague Lutheran Parish, Clear Spring, MD; and Divinity Lutheran Church, Towson, MD.
22 Pray for this planet on Earth Day.  Pray that all people take care of this place God has entrusted to us and preserve it for future generations by recycling and conserving its resources.
23 Pray for our Northern Great Lakes Synod Staff as they meet today in Marquette and make plans for our ministries in our Synod and around the ELCA.
24 Pray for our Candidacy Committee as they meet today and tomorrow at First Lutheran Church, Iron River.
25 Pray for all those suffering from malaria and those in danger of contracting malaria today on World Malaria Day.
26 Pray for youth throughout our Synod, especially those who are participating in the Marked! Event at First Lutheran Church, Iron River, today.
27 Pray for all students as they prepare for final exams and search for summer jobs and places to begin their careers.
28 Pray for Lutheran Disaster Response and all of their partner ministries around the world. Pray also for the victims of natural and human-caused disasters.
29 Pray for our Synod Executive Committee as they meet today and continue to serve our Synod in numerous ways.
30 Pray for all active-duty military personnel. Pray for their safety, their families who miss them so much, and for peace between nations that are currently at war.
   
 

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