“Lord, keep this nation under Your care. Bless the leaders of our land that we may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to the other nations of the earth. Grant that we may choose trustworthy leaders, contribute to wise decisions for the general welfare, and serve You faithfully in our generation; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.”*


On this National Day of Prayer 2016, I want to encourage you to pray for our government leaders – national, state and local.  Pray also for our citizens – that we be a people desiring God’s authority in our land.


Note also that today is “Ascension Thursday” in the liturgical calendar of the Church.  On this day, we remember that our Lord is not dead, nor is He “gone.”  He has ascended – body, soul & spirit – in all His divinity and humanity – into heaven.  As you are lifting your prayers to heaven today, and every day, remind yourselves that they do not fall on deaf ears… the same Lord Jesus Christ that has made it possible for you to have access to the Father in prayer, will one day return, setting all things right, and making all things new.  May it be in HIS Name that you pray!

In prayer with you,

Pastor Augie

*Prayer #225 Responsible citizenship, Lutheran Service Book