Saturday, July 30, 2005

Do pray

Pray for ELCA

It is always heartening to hear of the generousity towards you by people who are nearly strangers. If you go here you will see the following information and prayer:

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has almost five million members. The ELCA General Assembly is scheduled to vote during an Aug. 8-14 meeting in Orlando, Fla., on whether gays in committed relationships should be ordained and their same-sex unions blessed by the church. A reader shares this prayer with us. We will be posting more prayers for our brothers and sisters in Christ over the next two weeks.

Our Father in heaven,
Because your Holy Scripture is Your revelation not only of what is our certain hope for eternal life but guidance for this life,
and because it warns us of divided or unclean hearts,
we ask You to guide Your people in all their decisions especially when they meet in Your name.
As Your Son prayed, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.” LORD, sanctify those who deliberate in Your name through Your Spirit of Truth. In Your Son’s name we pray. Amen.

It would be great to see it flooded with prayers. Go there and add your petition, please. Make this a week of prayer in your home and congregation.

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