Daily Devotions

Hello Good Shepherd!

We are going to be working on various ways to stay connected to you all during this unusual time.  One way will be through this (nearly) Daily Devotional to your inbox, and copied here where you have the opportunity to contribute comments and responses to the reflection questions.

Another is through a weekend message, like Pastor Alex did this past weekend. We are continually talking as a staff as to the best ways to keep in contact and support you all in the midst of these days.  

Additionally, the 2020 Lenten Devotional which was written by our members, is available here on the website, just follow this link to the Publications page.


Pastor Heidi Johns

Event date: 3/18/2020 Export event
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

March 18, 2020, Wednesday

Our devotion today is a prayer that I invite you to pray with your family, or if you are living alone, can you call someone and pray this prayer with them?  Of course, it’s also perfectly fine to pray this alone, during your VINE TIME.   Full disclosure—I borrowed this prayer from the Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in West Des Moines, Iowa.  BUT we can make it our own as you add your own prayer requests, or the names of specific people you are praying for, in the comments.

Gracious Lord God ...

We pray for the sick, and those who provide for their care. Heal and protect them. 

We pray for those who've lost income, and those who aren't sure how they'll pay for their next meal. Surround them with generous friends and neighbors. 

We pray for the merchants who wonder if they'll ever be open for business again. Give them hope. 

We pray for all the faithful churches who depend on Sunday offerings when there are no Sunday offerings. Provide for them. 

We pray for those with jobs that can't be done from home, and all who put themselves in harm's way for the sake of others. Keep them safe. 

We pray for our leaders close to home and around the world. Give them wisdom. 

We pray for those who are alone and isolated. Bless them with the kindness of another and a keen awareness of your presence. 

We pray for the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Put a wall of protection around them. 

We pray for those who struggle with anxiety or depression. Give them your peace. 

We pray for the residents of this world suddenly wandering through a wilderness filled with uncertainty.

Open our eyes to see this season will not last, but your love and your promises are forever. 

In Jesus' name, AMEN.


(Please add your prayer petitions or names of those you are praying for in the comments.)


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Bill Smith

This was so comforting and well written. Thank you.

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Marlyn and Susie Seehafer

Thank you for keeping in touch with everyone. Your prayers are so welcome as we all face a situation no one has ever experienced before. Please continue your welcoming messages and prayers.

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