June 12, 2020

Published June 12, 2020 by St Matthews Lutheran Church in Daily Message

Take time to reflect on nature, humankind, the earth and the heavens above ― everything God has made ― and pray that we will stand in awe and thanksgiving to God, proclaiming God’s creation to be very good.

                                          Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, June 12, 2020

Sovereign of the universe, your first covenant of mercy was with every living creature. When your beloved Son came among us, the waters of the river welcomed him, the heavens opened to greet his arrival, the animals of the wilderness drew near as his companions. With all the world’s people, may we who are washed into new life through baptism seek the way of your new creation, the way of justice and care, mercy and peace; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

New prayer concern: Please pray for Lucy Blahy and family at the death of her mother this week.

News from the ELCA: “As part of the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, voting members adopted a resolution designating June 17 as a commemoration of the martyrdom of the Emanuel 9—the nine people shot and killed on June 17, 2015, during a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.”

 Below is a link to resources for the commemoration and a host of other resources of the ELCA.