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February 15, 2021

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Pray for our new U.S. president, vice president and members of Congress, that they will find strength, support and unity for their difficult work of serving a diverse nation. Ask the Spirit to help us guide, shape and embolden our culture and nation so that we practice justice, care for our neighbors in need, strive for truth and support our global neighbors.             Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran            February 15, 2021 Heavenly Father, we pray for our nation and its leaders. Give [them] wisdom that they may be able to do things beyond their understanding. Help them to choose the right […]

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February 12, 2021

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Thank God for our special relationship with The Episcopal Church, a full communion partner with the ELCA since 1999. Pray for the church, its members and its leaders, and pray that together we will find strength and new resources for the work of sharing the gospel and serving our neighbor, especially in these uncertain and challenging times.                         Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, February 12, 2021

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February 11, 2021

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Pray for our outdoor ministry organizations and their leaders as they continue to discern and plan for adapting their ministries during the pandemic—especially as they envision what this summer might bring.

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February 8, 2021

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Pray for all those who experience food insecurity across our nation and around the world. Ask God to help us envision how we can work together to bring relief and hope and to address the root causes of hunger and poverty.                                                 Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, February 8, 2021

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February 4, 2021

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It is our joyful duty to care for one another, particularly the most vulnerable. It is an act of faithfulness when we limit ourselves so that the pandemic is brought to heel. It is an act of love when we restrict our travel or wear a mask. As Martin Luther pointed out in The Freedom of a Christian, it is the freedom we have in Christ that makes us servants of all.                                     Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton Give thanks for our freedom in Jesus Christ and pray that we might use that freedom to proclaim the glory of God and serve our […]

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February 3, 2021

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Black History Month –  Give thanks for the gifts, accomplishments, influence and witness of our African-descent neighbors who stand together with us as partners in the gospel, doing God’s work in the world. Though unified as siblings in Christ, we ask God to guide and help our church in its commitment to socio-economic equity and racial justice and reconciliation. Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran ELCA Anti-Racism Pledge And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him (Colossians 3:17).As church we are called to confess the sin of […]

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February 2, 2021

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GAME ON!  For the past several years, the bishops who serve the synods of Super Bowl participant teams have challenged each other and their congregations to tackle hunger by being part of the Big Game Challenge for ELCA World Hunger!  Thanks to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, we are one of two synods with teams in Super Bowl LV! Now Bishop Susan Candea and Bishop Pedro Suárez are challenging their synods to bring home a victory for hunger relief. Here’s how it works  – Our partners at ELCA World Hunger have created a crowdfunding platform where we can show our support for  Team Tampa Bay .  This is a […]

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February 1, 2021

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Today we celebrate the new initiative that comes to us via the churchwide expression of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America FUTURE CHURCHBeing church together in new ways It’s about connecting all the expressions of our church with all the organizations, schools, seminaries and agencies that make us who we are in order “to activate the entire church so that more people may know the way of Jesus and discover community, justice and love.” More to follow on the innovations to live out our common vocation“To tell the old, old story in new ways” You can log in at ELCA.org […]

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January 30, 2021

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Remember in prayer those who continue to struggle with unemployment, underemployment and job searching as a result of the economic and health impacts of COVID-19.             Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, January 30, 2021

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January 29, 2021

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Psalm 37 The salvation of the just comes from the Lord. Trust in the LORD and do good,    that you may dwell in the land and be fed in security.Take delight in the LORD,    and he will grant you your heart’s requests. The salvation of the just comes from the Lord. Commit to the LORD your way;    trust in him, and he will act.He will make justice dawn for you like the light;    bright as the noonday shall be your vindication.  The salvation of the just comes from the Lord. By the LORD are the steps of a man made […]

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