Christian Life



2024 LWML Prayer Service

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord (1 Timothy 1:2; 2 Timothy 1:2). 


At some point you have probably heard a pastor begin his sermon by saying something similar to this verse from 1 Timothy. The 2024 Prayer Service is designed around those first three words — those three gifts that come to us from our gracious Father and our Savior — Grace, Mercy, and Peace.

The 2024 Prayer Service is written by former LWML Pastoral Counselor Rev. Michael Mattil. Singing hymns, joining together in the Word, and spending time in prayer will help you recognize and give thanks for the gifts of Grace, Mercy, and Peace. You can look forward to a joyous and uplifting worship service, whether it is used in the congregation or the LWML district, zone, or group.

How to use the Prayer Service

The options are endless for how you can use the prayer service. “Grace, Mercy, Peace” is filled with hymns, the Word, and prayer.

  • Invite all the churches of your zone to gather for the service and fellowship.
  • Have a potluck meal before or after the service.
  • Hold the prayer service this year on May 2, the National Day of Prayer.
  • Invite your community to an outdoor service and serve ice cream sundaes or floats.
  • Use the service in conjunction with your zone rally.

Download the 2024 Prayer Service at  In addition to the service, there is an editable bulletin, prayer service logo, and PowerPoint slides. In design, large or small groups can use the 2024 LWML Prayer Service at any time throughout the year. The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League holds the copyright to this service.




The King is Coming

The first Sunday in October is traditionally set aside for the observation of LWML Sunday, but it may be celebrated at any time.

Throughout human history, God pictured the coming redemptive King through various images of His promise, providence, provision, and protection for His people. We could easily become down and out because of the evil of our world, and quickly give up because of the constant bad news; but hope, peace, joy, and love is the promise of our God for His people. Christ is the King of Glory! The Gospel is our only hope, as the King of Glory comes in, with, and through the Gospel, as we were buried with Him in Baptism and raised with Him to a new life!

2023 LWML Sunday downloadable materials, authored by Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray, Jr., are now available at Check out the Bulletin Bytes, bulletin covers, print-ready worship service, banner pattern, children’s message, and much more. Start planning and involve your whole congregation in celebrating LWML Sunday and collecting mite offerings for our mission grants.