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2023 LWML Prayer Service

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy … (Psalm 5:11a)


The 2023 LWML Prayer Service, written by former LWML Pastoral Counselor Rev. Dr. Mitchel Schuessler of Clarinda, Iowa, will bless your heart and life as you join with your sisters and brothers in singing songs of prayer and praise to the Lord who continues to bless you daily. Singing familiar hymns, joining together in the Word, and spending time in prayer, individually and corporately, will help you recognize and give thanks for your God-given blessings. 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. “My Soul Rejoices” 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 4, 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 2023 Prayer Service at  In addition to the service there is an editable bulletin, cover artwork, and PowerPoint slides. In design the 2023 LWML Prayer Service can be used at any time throughout the year by large or small groups. The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League holds the copyright to this service.

2022 LWML Prayer Service

Lord, Teach us to Pray,” based on Luke 11:1

by Rev. Robert Grimm


Prayer may be simple or complex — silent or corporate — memorized or free-flowing from our heart. It is a conversation with God and shows our love for our heavenly Father.

The 2022 Prayer Service, based on Luke 11:1, “Lord, Teach us to Pray,” looks at various forms of prayer used frequently by believers as we seek to honor Christ, the Lord of the Church, with our prayers.

How to use the Prayer Service

The 2022 LWML Prayer Service is designed to be used at any time by large or small groups. It is an abbreviated worship service with eight sections, each on a different type of prayer. Each section includes Scripture readings, ponderings, a hymn, and time for prayer. This Prayer Service is copyrighted by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. Use outside of LWML events, requires permission from the LWML and other copyright holders.

Download the 2022 Prayer Service at In addition to the service there is a leader’s script, bulletin, publicity helps, cover artwork, and PowerPoint slides.



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