Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer for the day from the ELCA resource Prayer Ventures, which can be downloaded here. These petitions are offered as a guide for your own prayer life as together we pray for the needs of the world and give thanks for the ministries of our church.

Saturday, Aug. 12: We remember in prayer children and youth beginning a new school year and pray that with the help and inspiration of parents, teachers and caring adults in their lives, they will grow in faith, intellect, wisdom, confidence, curiosity and hope as maturing children of God.

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