Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These daily 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.

Friday, April 9 Give thanks for the empathy and support expressed by Martin Junge, general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), in his letter to Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton and our church in a time of political and social tension. “People need to talk and listen to each other again,” he wrote. “Broken relationships need to be mended. People need to trust again so that they can live and work together. People need to heal from their pain and their wounds.” Give thanks for the LWF, a global family who accompany one another in doing God’s work in the world.

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