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“Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”

1 Corinthians 15:58 NRSV


In these difficult days God, there are times when we long to see signs of your presence.  Open our hearts and minds to those times when your love comes to us through others. Strengthened by your steadfast love and the gracious love of others, let us accompany the marginalized so that resources they need are available.

-Rev. Brenda K. Smith, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Thank you for participating in our weekly invitation to prayer. We call on you now to join us in “40 Days of Prayer to Transform: A Journey to Newness.” Beginning December 12 and moving daily through January 20, members of the National Council of Churches and all communion partners will join in praying for hope, unity, and healing. During this Advent/Christmas season and into the New Year we put our hope in the ability and desire of God, through Jesus Christ, to heal and transform hearts and minds. We look for the Holy Spirit to breathe God’s newness into individual lives, faith communities, the soul of our nation, indeed, the whole world.