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:
Jim Diers, member of Christ Lutheran Church
Praise God for our members and friends celebrating birthdays in May:
May 1, Lori Hoffman
Give thanks for another year of married life for:
May 2, Kody and Janet Kothmann
Finally, the Prayer of the Church for Trinity Sunday:
Glory to You, O Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Glory to You. You have invited us to pray and promised to hear us and answer us according to Your merciful will.
For wisdom and faith, for the fear of the Lord and confidence in His Word, for peace to rule our hearts and for love to rule our lives, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the baptized and the catechumen, for Christ to be fully formed within us, for courage to walk as children of the light and for strength in the face of temptation, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For all pastors, teachers and church workers; for those preparing for the Lordís service; for those who will hear and believe through them, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For contented hearts and peaceful minds, for an end to conflict and discord, and for unity of faith and the faithful confession of the Holy Trinity, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the sojourner and stranger, for the persecuted and oppressed, for prisoners and their families, for the enemies of the faith and the true repentance of all, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the nations and those who lead them, for peace in the world, for an end to violence and war, for the punishment of the wrongdoer and the promotion of virtue, and for the remembrance of those who defended our liberty with the cost of their lives, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For those troubled in mind and heart, for the grieving in their sorrow, for all the sick and those who suffer, [especially ______________,] and all those we name in our hearts Ö let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For our faithful communion this day, for the strengthening of our love for God and for one another, for an increase of faith, and for our deliverance from evil, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For all the people of God; for lives of holiness, righteousness and obedience; and for joyful hearts even in the face of adversity, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the protection of the traveler, for those who must serve even while we enjoy a day of leisure, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For thankful hearts, for the faithful support of the Church and the work of the Lord, here and throughout the world, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of the sins, the resurrection of the dead and the life everlasting, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For these and all such things as the Lord knows we need and for faith to trust in His purpose and His timing, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
Help, save, comfort, defend us and bring to completion all that You began, O Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Adapted from prayers published by the Commission on Worship,
LC-MS, and used by permission.