Luther's Small Catechism defines prayer as "an act of worship wherein we bring our petitions before God with our hearts and lips and offer up praise and thanksgiving to Him."
Please pray for the following who are ill or have special needs and concerns, and remember to thank Him when He has healed them:
Noretta Adrian, member of Christ Lutheran Church
August 1, Madisen Pollock
Give thanks for another year of married life for:
August 4, Chris and Jennifer Bryson
Give thanks for the gift of Parker Ross, a new great-grandson for Bev King, on July 31, 2014. Parker is the son of Mark and Brittanie Franklin.
Finally, the Prayers of the Church for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost:
In peace, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the peace that comes from above, for faith to trust the Lord for all things needful for this body and life, and for joy in His grace now and in the life to come, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the unity of the Church and harmony among its members, and for our life together in worship, witness, prayer and service to those within and to those outside of the household of faith, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For our enemies and those who persecute us on account of the faith and for those who have wandered from the truth and become lost in error and unbelief, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the Church; for Matthew, our Synod president; for Ken, our district president; for Corey, our pastor; and for all church workers and their faithful service to us in Your name, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the causes of peace and justice; for the nations and those who lead them; for our president; our governor; and for all who make, administer and judge our laws, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the widow, the orphan, children under threat and in danger, the unborn and the aged, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the sick, for those who suffer, for those who grieve the loss of loved ones and for those near death, especially those named above, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the stranger among us, for those who have not yet heard the Word of the Lord and for all whom we would serve in the Lordís name, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For our communion this day upon the body and blood of the Lord, for the nourishment of our souls and for the renewal of our faith and joy in the Lord, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the tithes and offerings we bring, for the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving we sing and for confidence in the name of the Lord Jesus, in whom we pray, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
Into Your hands, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Adapted from prayers published by the Commission on Worship,
LC-MS, and used by permission.