Oct 26, 2015

A Prayer for the Church

Here’s a prayer for the church from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America website.  It seemed an appropriate addition this week, as some congregations observe Reformation Day (October 31).

Prayer for the Church

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 it;
where it is in need, provide for it;
where it is divided, reunite it;
for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.

~ posted on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America website. https://www.elca.org/Growing-In-Faith/Worship/Lectionary/Year-C/Time-after-Pentecost.aspx