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.

Wednesday, June 19 Juneteenth  Today we commemorate June 19, 1865, when the last enslaved Africans were emancipated in the United States. We lament our nation’s history of slavery, give thanks for freedom and justice, and pray for an end to racism and racial inequity.

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