Merciful God, Almighty Lord, today we come before Your Holy Majesty to thank You for the Latvian Lutheran churches. We express gratitude for all the good works they undertake and acknowledge their long history and testimony of faith.
We are aware that these churches face numerous challenges of material nature, secularization, and indifference. Therefore, we beseech You, Merciful Lord, to grant wisdom to all the ministers. Inspire and encourage them in their service. Place kind-hearted people in their path so that they may freely build their congregations in the spirit of the Gospel and maintain their churches and parish buildings in proper condition.
Bless all the parishes and Lutherans with Your grace. Make it possible for them to find comfort and support in their communities, to be witnesses of faith and love to others. Bless the country – Latvia, help ease national and political tensions. We dare to request this in the Name of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. Amen.
photo: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia