Devotionals are short essays written by GSLC members and staff that explore the ways the Holy Spirit works within our every day lives.  There are several ways we invite you to use these devotionals:

  • Make them a part of a prayer practice - read a devotion and consider the ways that Christ has worked similarly in your life or works in unexpected ways.
  • Make them a part of a journaling practice - read a devotion and journal about what the Holy Spirit is stirring in you as you reflect on the essay.
  • Use them as a reminder that God works in all things, the bad and the good.

With over 400 available devotions, you can use these daily, weekly, or monthly.  It's up to you!  We just hope that by reading these inspiring stories provided by Good Shepherd's flock you are able to better see where Jesus is present in all things!  Thank you to all of our members that have provided devotionals throughout the past couple of years!

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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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