Prayer is a wonderful way to talk with God. If you’d like to have a request of yours included in intercessory prayer, use our Contact Form or fill out a prayer request during our Sunday Worship and it will be forwarded to our prayer teams. Join us in praying for ALC. Our Pastor and prayer ministry are always available to provide additional resources and support if you have questions about prayer.
Please humbly and boldly ask God to:
- give every congregant a passionate heart for prayer
- develop a culture of prayer at ALC, so that prayer is woven into every part of every ministry
- reveal His vision for ALC and its prayer ministry; and to give us wisdom and creativity
Martin Luther’s Prayers
I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.
I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.
A Prayer for Healing (ELW)
By your power, great God, our Lord Jesus healed the sick and gave new hope to the hopeless. Though we cannot command or possess your power, we pray for those who want to be healed. Mend their wounds, soothe fevered brows, and make broken people whole again. Help us to welcome every healing as a sign that, though death is against us, you are for us, and have promised renewed and risen life in Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.
A Prayer Before Work (ELW)
O God, give us grace to set a good example to all among whom we live, to be just and true in all our dealings, to be strict and conscientious in the discharge of every duty; pure and temperate in all enjoyment, gracious and generous and courteous toward all; so that the mind of Jesus Christ may be formed in us and all may know that we are his disciples; in whose name we pray. Amen.
A Prayer Before Meals
Come Lord Jesus, be our guest. Let these gifts to us be blessed. Blest be God, who gives us bread. May all the world, be clothed and fed. Amen.