You know the language of our Purpose Statement. It begins with acknowledging that we are a community of women. As we live into this new reality of a pandemic, efforts to reduce physical community contacts abound (also known as “community mitigation strategies”), and for good reason. But thanks to our faith grounding and modern communication methods, we can remain in community even as we practice physical (social) distancing, for we know that there is no social distancing in God’s love and grace.
You are invited to join Lutheran women across the church every Tuesday at noon (in your time zone) in prayer. Use the simple approach offered here, reflecting on God’s word, offering prayers and reflecting on your self-care and the care of others.
Download the prayer sheet here and distribute widely among the women in your congregation, your circles, even your friends and family. We will pray in community through this pandemic, resting sure in the knowledge that “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).
Also, access these free prayer resources:
- Daily Grace
- Knitting as a Spiritual Practice
- A three-month summer Bible study on prayer in Gather magazine, “Let Us Pray“
- A downloadable, printable prayer resource that features several articles on prayer from past issues of Gather. Request the free prayer issue here.
Featured photo by Jim Veneman: Amanda Porter of Gracious Saviour Lutheran Church, Detroit, Mich.