Prayer

First Sundays:

The Bible tells us that we are to pray for "kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." So every first Sunday of the month, we are taking time to pray for leaders in our government. 

(Mizo Translation) Kan Pathian Lehkhabu chuan ram hruaitu leh hotute tan tawngtai turin mi hrilh a ni. Rorel thiamna te leh finna an neih theihnan kan dilpui a tul thin reng a ni. Chuvangin Thlatin Chawlhkar khatnaah Sawrkawr ding mek tan kan tawngtai dawn a nia:

  • President Donald Trump
  • Governor Kim Reynolds
  • Lt Governor Adam Gregg
  • Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller
  • Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate
  • Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig
  • Iowa Supreme Court Justices
  • Chief Justice Mark Cady
  • David Wiggins
  • Daryl Hecht
  • Brent R. Appel
  • Bruce B. Zager
  • Edward Mansfield
  • Thomas D. Waterman
  • U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst
  • Iowa U.S. Representatives David Young (Polk County), Dave Loebsack, Rod Blum , Steve King
  • State Senators for Zion's districts: Janet Petersen & Brad Zaun
  • State Reps for Zion's districts: Ako Abdul-Samad, Marti Anderson & John Forbes
  • Des Moines Fire Department
  • Des Moines Fire Chief John TeKippe
  • Pray for the Police where you live: Chief of DSM Police, Dana Wingert Polk County Sheriff Bill McCarthy
  • Polk County Attorney, John P. Sarcone
  • Polk County Board of Supervisors: Tom Hockensmith (District 4), Robert Brownell (District 1), Angela Connolly (District 2), Steven Van Oort (District 3), John F Mauro (District 5)
  • Des Moines City Council and Mayor: Bill Gray,   Ward 1 (Zion's Ward), Bob Mahaffey, Ward 2, Christine Hensley, Ward 3, Joe Gatto, Ward 4, Chris Coleman, At Large, Skip Moore, At Large, Frank Cownie, Mayor
     

Second Sundays:

Every second Sunday we pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world.  Hebrews 13:3 says, "Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering."  

(Mizo Translations) Chawlhkawr hnihnaah  chuan Krista vanga hreawm tuarte tan kan tawngtai dawn a nia.  Hebrai 13:3, "Phuara awmte chu phuar ni ve ngin hre reng ula; hrehawm tuarte chu taksaa awm ve bawk in nih avangin hre reng rawh u."  Krista tlanna zarah kan zain pumkhat kan ni si a, tawngtaiin i inpui tawn theuh ang u.

Third Sundays:

Every Third Sunday we pray intentionally for the ministries of Zion. Please pray for the following ministries and groups at Zion.

(Mizo Translation) Chawlhkawr thumnaah chuan Zion rawngbawlna atan i tawngtai ang u.

  • Worship 
  • Sunday School
  • Third Thursday
  • Care Team
  • Westside Early Education (WEE)
  • Priscilla Circle
  • STARS Kids
  • Mizo Service
  • Swahili Service
  • Building and Grounds
  • Adult Discipleship
  • Trust Fund
  • Apartment Outreaches
  • Street Outreach
  • Summer Bible Camp
  • Jobs
  • Clothes Closet
  • Sunday Morning Breakfast
  • Quilters
  • ESL Classes
  • Community Gardens
  • Wednesday Night Meals
  • Furniture Ministry
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Mhezi Ministry Team
  • Lutheran Church of South Sudan
  • Lutheran Asian Mission Society
  • PI 515
  • Iraqi Community in Iowa 

Fourth Sundays:

On fourth Sundays we pray for the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ across the world. Today we're praying especially for our special relationships with missionaries here at Zion.

  • Please pray for Pastor John Dovinh who is currently in Des Moines. Please pray for God's continued provision so he can return to Cambodia. Pray for his teaching and leadership of Vietnamese speaking Christians and converts.
  • Please pray for the Mhezi Team as they continue to minister and partner with our sister congregations in the Mhezi Parish.
  • Please pray for Pastor Jordan Long, president of the Lutheran Church of South Sudan, Pray for the spread of the Word of God throughout South Sudan and through the refugee camps where many people hunger and thirst for God.  Pray that supporters in the USA can be found to help fund the meager salaries of pastors and evangelists who spread the word.
  • Pray for Pastor Brad Miller, who has been traveling throughout the year to teach and encourage congregations, seminarians, pastors and evangelists.
  • Pray for Karim Jawda who continues to minister to Iraqi and Syrian refugees relocating to Iowa.

Fifth Sundays:

On fifth Sundays we pray for the unity of the Church of Jesus Christ.  That we might all be one.  Jesus prayed, (John 17:20-23): "My prayer is not for them alone.  I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one.  Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.  May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.  I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one; I in them and you in me.  May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."   Please join Jesus in praying this prayer for the Church.

 

Can we pray for you?

If you have any prayer needs we at Zion have a prayer chain so we can pray for your need. If you have a prayer request you can call the church at (515) 270-8142, or you can come in anytime 9AM-3PM and submit your request.

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