JUNE & JULY  2024

We are getting into the summer season. Do you remember the song lyrics, “Summertime, and the living is easy?” (Summertime, George Gershwin 1934) The pace of life slows down for many of us. We spend more time away from work. We take vacations. We have more time on our hands.

This summer, I would encourage you to spend some of that extra time in prayer. Here’s a list of some of the people and events you might consider adding to your regular prayers:

•our military service members
•our police, firefighters and first responders
•everyone who gives of their time and talents healing the sick and saving lives
•forgiveness of the people who have wronged you
•that people you have wronged would forgive you
•that politicians and government workers would act in accordance with God’s will
•that Christians who are being persecuted for their belief in             Christ would be granted the freedom to worship God without fear
•that Our Savior Lutheran Church will grow in discipleship
•that all children and teenagers who are members of Our Savior Lutheran Church will attend regularly
•sufficient rain to relieve this drought

I’m sure you can think of other petitions to add. Remember what our Lord says, “14if my people who are called by my name g humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Know that I pray for you, and I ask you to pray for me as well. May God richly bless you this summer and draw you closer to himself.
Pastor Phil