Prayer and devotion resources for the study on the ordination of women
Introduction and explanation of these resources
These prayer and devotion resources were compiled in the late 20th century by the LCA Department of Liturgics, a unit of the Commission on Worship.… Read more...
Use ‘Responsive Prayer’ (Morning or Evening) from LHS p.55 & 56 as a framework,
adding appropriate readings, hymns and collects I brief prayers (see attached).
Use devotional action to support unity in Christ:
use a crucifix and candles as the focal point;
begin with the Invocation;
stand in a circle, perhaps holding hands, for prayer;
invite sentence prayers from participants;
share the Peace
close with the Lord’s Prayer said together and benediction.… Read more...
For God’s guidance, love and humility
Dear Lord, thank you for the promise of your presence in all the turmoil and struggles
that recur in our lives. Just as the Israelites were not spared the wilderness wanderings
and just as the early Christians suffered so much for their faith in you, neither are we
protected from today’s social upheavals.… Read more...
Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of the office of the Public Ministry by which you
serve your people with your saving word and life‐giving sacraments. Guide our church as
it now studies whether or not women should be ordained into this office.… Read more...