ELCIC Congregations Encouraged to Pray for Peace for All People in the Holy Land on March 20

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) encourages all congregations to include prayers for peace for all people in the Holy Land on the second Sunday of Lent, which this year is March 20.

The call comes in response to a motion passed at the 2009 ELCIC National Convention. The motion, titled "An ELCIC Convention Resolution on the Holy Land," encourages the ELCIC to "call on its members regularly to pray for peace for all people in the Holy Land, especially the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, and to designate a Sunday annually for prayers in the congregations across the ELCIC."

The ELCIC’s Program Committee for Worship (PCW) has prepared a prayer petition for use (https://www.elcic.ca/Documents/PrayersfortheHolyLand2011.pdf). Congregations are encouraged to include the prayers in their worship on March 20.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada is Canada’s largest Lutheran denomination with 152,500 baptized members in 607 congregations. It is a member of the Lutheran World Federation, the Canadian Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches.

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