Almighty God, grant to your Church your Holy Spirit and the wisdom which comes down from heaven, that your Word may not be bound but have free course and be preached to the joy and edifying of Christ’s holy people, that in steadfast faith we may serve you and in the confession of your name may abide to the end. Direct the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by your wisdom, as this church prepares to gather in assembly. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
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Order will close on July 15 so that the voting members have their shirts in time for CWA in early August.
Gracious Father, we pray for your holy catholic church. Fill it with all truth and peace. Where it is corrupt, purify it; where it is in error, direct it; where in anything it is amiss, reform it; where it is right, strengthen is; where it is divided, reunite it; Direct the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by that truth and peace, as this church prepares to gather in assembly. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
O God, you open the hearts of your faithful people by sending into us the light of the Holy Spirit. Direct the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by the light of that Spirit, as this church prepares to gather in assembly, that we might have a right judgment in all things and rejoice at all times in your peace;
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
(or alternate response according to the congregation’s practice.)
THERE’S STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR PORTICO’S PRE-RETIREMENT SEMINAR ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 IN FEDERAL WAY, WA.
You have several ways to attend – just the morning, just the afternoon, or register for the entire day. Whatever is most helpful to you and what your schedule allows. Spouses are welcome to attend, and the cost is $35 per person. Learn more and register at PRS-WA.eventbrite.com.