There is a lot of fear, worry, stress, and anxiety these days. What do we do with those feelings? What do we do with those concerns and questions?
The Apostle Paul tells us what to do.
“Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
When we pray we are connected to all our brothers and sisters in Christ. Prayer reminds us that we are not alone in our feelings of fear or stress. Prayer also brings it all to our gracious Heavenly Father who takes those burdens off of our hearts, minds, and souls.
I spent a lot of time kneeling and praying before the altar in our sanctuary today for our church. Praying for the Holy Spirit to comfort all of us and guide us in how to best love and serve one another during this uncertain time.
You can submit prayers online any time of day on our website: https://oskc.org/resources/prayer-request/
The almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, bless and preserve you. Amen.
Grace + Peace
Below are prayers from our Lutheran Altar Book.
Prayer for Health:
Let us pray our Lord God Almighty that He would deliver the world form all error, take away disease, ward off famine, set free those in bondage, grant health to the sick and a safe journey to all who travel. Almighty and every lasting God, the consolation of the sorrowful and the strength of the weak, may the prayers of those who in any tribulation or distress cry to You graciously come before You, so that in all their necessities they may rejoice in Your manifold help and comfort; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer for Peace:
Let us pray for peace, that we may come to the knowledge of God’s holy Word and walk before Him as is fitting for Christians. Almighty and everlasting God, King of Glory, and Lord of heaven and earth, by whose Spirit all things are governed, by whose providence all things are ordered, the God of peace and the author of all concord, grant us, we implore You, Your heavenly peace and concord that we may serve You, to the praise and glory of Your name; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.