Prayer Warrior

September Prayer Warrior Newsletter 2012


Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Prayer Warrior

 

september 2012  NEWSLETTER

Dear Prayer Warrior

For a lot of people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and the end of summer. But why is it called Labor Day? Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women. It has been celebrated as a national holiday in the United States and Canada since 1894.

Labor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country. All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflicts and battles of man's prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day...is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation.

Work is an important part of life. Jesus spent the first thirty years of his life in Nazareth working. He worked for a living, just as we all do. Our work life isn’t something that is separate from our faith life. As Christians, we are called to live our faith in our work, whether as professionals or as laborers. Our places of employment are opportunities for kindness and compassion. When we follow the teachings of Jesus at work, we are sharing our faith through our words and our actions.

Our prayer warriors stand at the ready to pray for your needs.If you would like to submit a prayer request, it will be shared with our community of faithful Christians, so that they may pray for you.

Yours in Christ,

Evangelism Board




PRAYER REQUESTS

 


In need of our prayers:
 

Those serving in the Military:

Those having Surgery:

Those recovering from Surgery:
including Jan Canaday.

Those with Health Concerns: including Inge Richardson, Bob Rowland,  Don Brown, Ron Gray, & Mary Lou Halasi, Delaney Sommers, Mary Lou Peterman (Juli Wingert's mother), Rosalie Franzen, (mother of Jana Wisner's coworker Eileen), Melissa Ward's mother, Tiffany Danely childhood friend Cherstin Christiansen, Rev. Paul Schnelle.

Those with Cancer: 
including Steven Larimore, Janie Taylor, Wayne Fleming, Wes Burns, Susan Freyer, Peggy Clay, Bob Hanson, Cari Ebert, Kiers Rowley, JoAnne Harder, Kim Purdon, Maurine Sweet, Darlene Fields, Liz Miller, Tonya Hunter, Jan Ferson, Doe Thomas, Gloria Mengel, Charlene Clinton, Barbara Patrick, & Key Valentik, Jami Hede (Bob Dustman's daughter); Shannon (a young mother of two)  

Those in Hospice care: including Charles Dittmer & Barbara Brown

Expectant Mothers:

Those seeking Employment:

Those in Care Centers: including Elnora Dammerman

Those Grieving:  including Del & Dona Chaney and family at the death of Del's sister Carolyn Herren; Debbie & Wayne Busse and family at the death of their daughter Emily Lowe; and Marie Dieckman and family at the death of her husband George Dieckmann.

Please pray for Rev. Michael Stoerger and family
at the death of his father, William. Pastor Stoerger is the circuit counselor for the St. Louis Circuit of the English District, Missouri Synod. Pray that the Stoerger family has great peace that passes understanding through our victorious Lord, Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

Prayers of Thanksgiving & Praise:

Say a prayer of thankgiving that Jan Canaday is being sent home froim the hospital. Continue to keep her in her in your prayers.

Praise God and thanksgiving for a Happy 90th birthday to Elnora Dammerman on September 1st.

PRAISE THE LORD!

Thank you Notes: 

Dear friends in Christ, thank you so much for the cards, thoughts and prayers received on behalf of my mother, Eleanor Stoor. We greatly appreciate your ministry to our family.

Sincerely,

Holly Stoor

 
Beautiful Savior
Lutheran Church
615 SE Todd George Road
Lee's Summit, MO  64063
Phone:  (816)  524-7288
Fax:  (816) 524-6506
 
 
 

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Litany of Labor for

Labor Day Weekend

by The Rev. Thomas L. Weitzel

 

Given that Labor Day always falls on a green Sunday in the Pentecost season, and given that it is a national holiday and not a church festival, I would suggest that a simple Litany would suffice to mark the day.

 

Litany of Labor:

A. Let us pray to the Lord of all creation, from whom comes life and work and purpose.


Almighty God, when you formed us lovingly out of the dust of the earth, you breathed into us the breath of life and gave us work and purpose for living.

C. You placed Adam in the garden of Eden to till and keep it.

 

A. Through our work, you made us co-creators with you, shaping the world in which we live.

C. You gave dignity to our labor by sending your Son to labor with us.

 

A. By our labor, you enrich the world.

C. By our labor, we enjoy the fruits of creation.

 

A. By our labor, we find direction and purpose.

C. By our labor, our families are made secure.

 

A. For providing varieties of work and for blessing us by our labor:

C. We give you thanks, O Lord.

 

A. For those who plow the field and those who make the plow; for farmers and farm workers, for steelworkers and machinists; for those who work with their hands and those who move the earth:

C. We give you thanks, O Lord.

 

A. For those who tend the sick and those who seek new cures; for doctors and nurses, for scientists and technicians; for those who keep notes and those who transcribe:

C. We give you thanks, O Lord.

 

A. For those who think and those who create; for inventors and explorers, for artists and musicians; for those who write books and those who entertain:

C. We give you thanks, O Lord.

 

A. For those who work in offices and those who work in warehouses; for secretaries and receptionists, for stockers and bookkeepers; for those who market products and for those who move them:

C. We give you thanks, O Lord.

 

A. For those who inspire our minds and those who motivate us; for teachers and preachers, for public servants and religious servants; those who help the poor and those who work with our children:

C. We give you thanks, O Lord.

 

A. For those whose labor is tidiness and cleanliness; for janitors and sanitary workers, for drycleaners and maids; for those who produce cleaning products and those who use them:

C. We give you thanks, O Lord.

 

A. For those who sail the waves and those who fly the skies; for captains and attendants, for astronauts and deep sea divers; for those who chart and those who navigate:

C. We give you thanks, O Lord.

 

A. You bless us all with skills and gifts for labor.

C. You provide us opportunities to use them, for the benefit of others as well as ourselves.

 

A. Guard and protect those who labor in the world.

C. Bless the work of our hands, O Lord.

 

A. Look kindly upon the unemployed and the disabled.

C. Give health to the sick, hope to the bereaved.

 

A. Keep us from laboring only for greed.

C. Make us loving and responsible in all that we do.

 

P. Creator Lord, you are the source of all wisdom and purpose, you are the blessing of those who labor. Be with us in our labor to guide and govern our world. Give all men and women work that enhances human dignity and bonds us to one another. Give us pride in our work, a fair return for our labor, and joy in knowing that our work finds its source in you; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

C. Amen


Prayer for Labor Day

Lord on this Labor Day, 
we celebrate the work we do,
 and we thank You for the blessing of our jobs. 
We ask for those seeking employment that 
You guide them in their search for work.

We ask for guidance when we are confused.
We ask for patience when working through conflicts.
We ask for strength to complete each day.
We ask for rest when we are weary.

We ask that You be with those whose faces
we might never see but who work tirelessly
each day for the good of us all.

  'Lord, support us all day long until  shadows lengthen,
       evening comes, the busy world hushed, the fever of life
       is over and our life's work is done.

       Then, in Thy tender mercy, give us safe lodging, holy
       rest and everlasting peace at your side for eternity.'

Amen

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